Robert Lewandowski’s move from Bayern Munich to Barcelona is now officially complete, it has been confirmed.
The star striker has been a major transfer target for the Spanish giants this summer and after much talk Barca manager Xavi has finally found his man.
Barcelona have revealed that Lewandowski, who has signed a four-year contract, joins on €45m (around £38m), plus €5m (around £4.2m) in add-ons complementary.
A hefty release clause has been placed on the Poland captain, who turns 34 in August, with Barca setting it at 500m euros (around £425m).
Lewandowski said goodbye to his Bayern teammates on Friday before reuniting with his new colleagues in Miami on Sunday, with Barcelona currently on tour in America.
Barca’s statement read: “FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski for a total of 45 million euros + 5 million euros in variables.
“The player will sign a contract with the Club for the next four seasons. The release clause was set at 500 million euros.
“Lewandowski arrived in Miami on Sunday and met his new teammates. Barca’s new striker also passed his medical.
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Bayern legend and CEO Oliver Kahn said: “We know very well why we have to thank Robert, but great players have also left FC Bayern in the past, and even after that the world of Bayern doesn’t care. is not collapsed.
“On the contrary, it often continued with even greater success.”
Lewandowski was due to enter the final year of his contract with Bayern but confirmed in May that he wanted to leave.
He spent eight magnificent years at the club, winning the Bundesliga in each of those eight seasons.
Lewandowski also lifted the Champions League trophy with Bayern in 2020.
For the second consecutive season, Lewandowski was the top scorer in Europe’s top leagues in the 2021/22 campaign.
As a result, he is unquestionably among the best strikers in the world right now, despite the fact that he is fast approaching his thirties.
Bayern were understandably reluctant to let Lewandowski go, but with just one year remaining on his contract, they opted to accept a fee from Barcelona now, rather than risk losing him for nothing next summer.
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