Barcelona has completed the signing of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich for £42.5m with just one year left on his contract in Germany. Lewandowski will fly to Miami for a medical with the team currently preparing for their pre-season tour. He will sign a three-year contract with an option for a further year. The Polish international informed Bayern that he was not interested in extending his contract this summer.
“I didn’t have much time to prepare for it. It all went very quickly to say goodbye to everyone!” Robert Lewandowski said after completing his move to Barcelona. “These eight years were special and you don’t forget that. I had a great time in Munich. I will fly soon but after the training camp, I will come back and say goodbye properly and organize a few things. I said goodbye to the boys on the field today, I wasn’t worried about an injury in training. Something can happen to me at home. I wanted to keep fit and train with the boys again.”
“It is not signed – both camps are briefing it is done, Lewandowski has not said to Bayern Munich for several weeks now ‘I’m not coming back, it does not matter what you do.’ He also told his agent, Pini Zahavi, to reject overtures from PSG and Chelsea to get this deal over the line,” Graham Hunter said. “So until it is signed, there should be a little bit of caution, but we can take it that it is going to happen. Since Xavi has taken over, Barcelona have been scoring for fun and now they have added Raphinha, Dembele is staying, Ferran Torres, Aubameyang and now Lewandowski, who has scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern and whose passport age is irrelevant – he is 33, turns 34 in August – he plays like a 28-year-old.”