Barcelona CONFIRM they have agreed to sign Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski for £42.5million, with the German giants thanking the Polish striker for his eight years of service while he prepares for his medical treatment
- Robert Lewandowski wants to leave FC Bayern Munich this summer
- Barcelona have long been frontrunners to sign him and have now agreed a deal
- The forward leaves the German club after scoring 344 goals in 375 games
- Bayern boss Oliver Kahn says the team will recover from Lewandowski’s departure
The striker leaves Germany after eight years at Bayern Munich and joins the Nou Camp for £42.5million.
He wanted to leave the Bundesliga champions this summer after telling them “my story is over” and refusing to return his desire for a new challenge.
Barcelona have confirmed that they have agreed in principle to sign Robert Lewandowski
Long the frontrunner in signing Lewandowski, Barcelona finally have their man after joining the Miami squad on his US tour.
“We have agreed on the release of Robert Lewandowski,” said Bayern boss Oliver Kahn. We have a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona, the contract is pending.
“We know very well what we owe to Robert, but great players have also left FC Bayern in the past and the world of FC Bayern didn’t end after that either. On the contrary, it has often been continued with even greater success.”
Lewandowski, 33, scored an incredible 50 goals in 46 appearances for Bayern last season
The German club’s CEO Oliver Kahn says they can recover from the departure of the striker
“I will come back and say a proper goodbye to all the staff,” Lewandowski told Sky Sports News in Germany. “I didn’t have much time to prepare for it.
“These eight years were special and you don’t forget that. I had a great time in Munich. I’ll be flying soon, but after the training camp I’ll come back and say goodbye properly and organize a few more things.
“I said goodbye to the guys on the pitch today. I wasn’t afraid of getting injured in training. Something can happen to me at home. Wanted to keep fit and train with the boys again.’
The Poland international won the Bundesliga title in all eight seasons with FC Bayern Munich
The 33-year-old has some of the top goalscoring tally of any forward in Europe, scoring a staggering 50 goals in 46 appearances last season.
He was in line for the Ballon d’Or in the 2019-20 season after scoring 55 goals in 47 games but was unlucky that the ceremony was canceled amid the Covid-19 pandemic. He shot another 48 the following season but was beaten by Lionel Messi.
Overall, Lewandowski scored an incredible 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern after joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. He won the Bundesliga title every season and also won the Champions League in 2020.
Barca boss Xavi has been stalking Lewandowski for most of the summer but has his man
The Poland international meets former Dortmund strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at the Camp Nou. The pair scored 44 goals together in the 2013–14 season.
Barcelona have already embarked on an impressive recruitment campaign this summer, despite financial woes, after signing Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Franck Kessie on free transfers.
Winger Raphinha has also joined from Leeds United for £55m and Lewandowski joins a squad hoping to challenge rivals Real Madrid for the LaLiga title.