Barcelona and Bayern Munich have agreed in principle to let Robert Lewandowski move to their team. However, the deal won’t be finalised until Lewandowski passes a physical exam and signs the papers.
Bayern Munich had already told their social media followers about the transfer.
“Barcelona has told us that we are right. We now know what’s going on, which is good for both sides “Herbert Hainer, who is the president of Bayern, tweeted on behalf of the team.
Robert has done everything with us, so he deserves to be a player. We really appreciate what he did.
Bayern didn’t say anything, but Spanish and German media said that the two-time FIFA men’s player of the year had agreed to a four-year deal worth 50 million euros ($50,4 million), plus an additional 5 million euros in possible add-ons.
Lewandowski, a forward, said on German TV that he would go to the United States from July 18 to July 31 with the Barcelona team.
The news said that he would get his physical in Miami.
The agreement between the two teams ends the fight with the 33-year-old player, who said at the end of May, “My journey with Bayern is over.” Lewandowski’s current contract with Bayern runs out in the summer of 2023.
Also, he and Julian Nagelsmann, the coach of the Bavarian club, had different ideas about how to play and how much money he should get.
Lewandowski went back to training with Bayern a few days ago, but he was always late, except for last Saturday, when he used the time to say goodbye to his teammates.
The Bayern team was officially introduced at 1300 local time (1500 GMT) without him. With his coming, Barcelona will continue to grow and work toward its goal of becoming important again in Europe.
He is the fourth player to join the club this summer. The others are Andreas Christensen, a free agent defender from Chelsea, Franck Kessie, a midfielder from AC Milan, and Raphinha, a winger from Leeds.