Robert Lewandowski, who had just one year left on his contract with Bayern Munich and had informed the German champions he would not sign a new one, is said to have signed a three-year contract with Barcelona over the weekend.
After completing his £42.5 million (€50 million) transfer from Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski greeted his new Barcelona teammates in Miami.
Over the weekend, Barca and the striker reached an agreement to sign a contract with the club for three years and an option for another year.
Lewandowski appeared in a number of videos broadcast on the team’s Twitter account from Miami wearing Barcelona colours, despite there being no official written confirmation.
In a video that Barcelona posted in advance of its US tour, he said, “Finally I am here and I am extremely glad to join Barcelona.”
The past few days were quite demanding, but the sale was ultimately completed, so I’m turning my attention to a new challenge and chapter in my life.
I still want to win, not just the game but also the tit
les, so I’m hoping that starting with the first game of the season, we’ll start winning and go for the crowns both then and at the conclusion of the season.
“I have always aspired to play in La Liga and for the greatest teams. The next step is it. It presented a fresh challenge for my personal life as well.
“I am here to assist Barcelona get back to the top and to winning as many trophies as possible,” he said. “I realise that it’s time to get Barcelona on track.”
Bayern will miss the goals but not the drama if Robert Lewandowski leaves for Barcelona
The Allianz Arena crowd was overcome with emotion in May 2019, as happiness and anguish tugged at opposing ends of the heartstrings.
In their final home game for Bayern Munich, a 5-1 victory against Eintracht Frankfurt that sealed their seventh consecutive championship, club veterans Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery shone. One of many fans crying in the stands during the general outpouring of love, appreciation, and grief that greeted the renowned duo’s departure was club president Uli Hoeness. Even Robert Lewandowski, who is hardly ever accused of being overly romantic, seemed moved.
With the acquisition of Robert Lewandowski nearly complete,
Barcelona will likely contend for the La Liga championship in 2022–23, if they can officially sign him. Lewandowski stated in May
“Bayern is no longer in my period.
I don’t think I will ever be able to play for this team again.” It was anticipated that Barcelona would eventually find a way to meet their asking price,
and they achieved just that. He did return to preseason training for the German team.
The Polish international will sign a three-year contract with Barcelona
according to CBS Sports expert Fabrizio Romano,
who also claims that Barcelona and Bayern have reached an agreement.
Here we go: Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona! FC Bayern has just informed Barça that their last offer has been accepted. All sides have finally reached a consensus.
Lewandowski requested that Bayern leave on Friday as well since he would like to join Barcelona over the weekend.
With 344 goals in just 375 games in all competitions,
Lewandowski is the second-highest scorer in Bayern club history and has accomplished everything that is possible.
It’s possible that winning the German League wasn’t enough
to satisfy him this year after missing out on another Champions League championship with Bayern,
but it’s also interesting that Barcelona were able to close a deal.
Lewandowski’s cost might be another €50 million,
according to CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs, even though they just signed Raphinha in a move worth about €75 million.
With a sponsorship agreement with Spotify,
they have lessened some of the financial stress, but it is still unclear how Barcelona will be able to sign their new players.
Selling Frenkie de Jong would be helpful because Manchester United is willing to pay up to €85 million for the Dutch midfielder, but he won’t go unless he receives the €17 million in deferred earnings that are owed to him.
If history has taught us anything,
it’s that Barcelona always manages to find a way to wriggle out of debt problems,
but it gets harder as time goes on and teams have to charge extra for late payments.
Memphis Depay may become expendable with the addition of Lewandowski,
but there will likely be more players released before Barcelona is required to have a compliant roster.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future may also be impacted by this transfer domino
because Bayern wasn’t interested in his services but also made it clear that they didn’t want to move Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandowski’s announcement video from Barcelona has drawn criticism from football fans all across the world,
with some saying that it was likely shot on an iPhone.
Although Robert Lewandowski might be a brilliant acquisition for Barcelona,
his announcement video didn’t exactly go down well.
The 15-second clip was derided by supporters all around the world because it was weaker than one of Alan Sugar’s tweets.
On Sunday night, Barcelona announced the long-awaited arrival of the Bayern Munich forward.
Lewandowski was seen with his hands in his pockets standing next to a beach shack as the camera zoomed around him.
He turned around as it arrived and yelled, “Forza Barça! I’m extremely delighted to appreciate Barcelona.”
Supporters criticised the club for its understated introduction of such a star player,
despite the fact that Lewandowski appeared to mess up the one job he had in his own announcement video.