Barcelona have FINALLY agreed a deal with Bayern Munich to sign Robert Lewandowski for £42.5m with the unsettled Polish forward set to fly out to Spain TODAY to finalise the move after months of negotiations
- Barcelona are closing in on a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski, reports claim
- The club have been determined to sign the unsettled Bayern man all summer
- Lewandowski told Bayern he wants to leave after saying that his ‘story is over’
- Barca are have now agreed a $42.5m deal and the Pole will fly out on Saturday
Barcelona have finally struck a deal to land Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski for around £42.5million.
Xavi’s side have been chasing the Polish star all summer long but look to have clinched his signature with the player set to fly out to Spain on Saturday after both clubs agreed a fee.
Lewandowski – widely considered one of the best strikers in world football – could even sign in time to join Barcelona on their tour on the United States, with Bayern settling on a fee of £42.5m plus another five in variables.
Barcelona have finally agreed a £42.5m fee with Barcelona to sign Robert Lewandowski – according to reports from Spain
Barca boss Xavi has been chasing the Polish star for most of the summer but has got his man
He is expected to sign a three-year deal at the Nou Camp and the club are hopeful of wrapping up the transfer by Sunday.
Lewandowski has been intent on leaving Bayern – his home for the last eight seasons – after a fall-out with the club, telling them ‘my story is over’ and refusing to back down over his desire for a new challenge.
He has just one year remaining on his contract and Bayern may only have one opportunity to cash in on a player of his quality this summer.
Lewandowski scored an incredible 50 goals from 46 appearances last season for Bayern
The player has been training with Bayern during pre-season despite his desire to leave but will now be able to switch his attentions to Barca’s upcoming season – which begins with friendlies against Real Madrid, Juventus and New York Red Bulls in the States.
The 33-year-old has some of the best goalscoring figures of any striker in Europe and netted an incredible 50 goals from 46 appearances last season.
He was in line for the Ballon d’Or in the 2019-20 campaign after smashing in 55 goals from 47 games, but was unlucky that the ceremony was cancelled amid the Covid-19 pandemic. The following season he fired in another 48 but was beaten to the award by Lionel Messi.
Barcelona have embarked on an impressive recruitment drive this summer, already landing the likes of Franck Kessie on a free transfer
Lewandowski will be reunited with former Borussia Dortmund strike parter Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang when his move to Barcelona becomes official. The pair scored 44 goals between them in the 2013-14 season.
Barcelona have already embarked on an impressive recruitment drive this summer, despite their financial struggles, having brought in Andreas Christensen, Antonio Rudiger and Franck Kessie on free transfers.
Winger Raphinha has also arrived from Leeds United for £55m and Lewandowski would further bolster a squad hoping to battle rivals Real Madrid for the LaLiga title.
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