According to reports, an agreement has been reached between Barcelona and Bayern Munich about the trade of striker Robert Lewandowski.
The 33-year-old made his desire to quit the German champions known earlier this summer, and it is believed that he had his heart set on a transfer to Camp Nou.
Lewandowski’s contract at the Allianz Arena has fewer than 12 years still to run, thus Bayern was in danger of losing the Poland international when he becomes a free agent in 2023.
Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic, two of the club’s executives, constantly emphasised that the two-time Best FIFA Men’s Player would honour his agreement to play for the Bavarian giants.
Despite their financial difficulties, Barcelona remained committed to signing Lewandowski, and according to The Athletic, a deal has now been reached.
Lewandowski will finally leave Bayern to join Barcelona this summer
The newspaper asserts that La Blaugrana will pay the 33-year-old an initial fee of €45 million (£38.3 million), which may increase to €50 million (£42.5 million) with performance-related add-ons.
Lewandowski is believed to have already reached a personal agreement on the parameters of a four-year contract with Barcelona, under which he will don the Catalan colours after turning 37.
The former Borussia Dortmund player, who has scored an astounding 344 goals in 375 games and contributed 72 assists across all competitions, is getting ready to depart Julian Nagelsmann’s squad.
During his successful tenure at the Allianz Arena, Lewandowski won the Champions League, the Club World Cup, eight Bundesliga championships, three DFB-Pokals, one UEFA Super Cup, and five German Super Cups.
Lewandowski, who is getting older, nonetheless achieved 50 goals from 46 games in all competitions in the 2021–22 season, although he will retire without surpassing Gerd Muller’s club record of 563 goals.
Other signings for Barcelona and Bayern Munich’
Additionally, Bayern has revealed that 27-year-old German winger Serge Gnabry has extended his contract with the club through 2026.
Raphinha was officially acquired by Barcelona from Leeds on Friday in a deal for up to £55 million. Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen had already been signed by Barcelona earlier this month on free transfers.