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 seen to have signed a three-year contract with Barcelona over the weekend.
Robert Lewandowski was excited to see his new Barcelona teammates for the first time after completing a £42.5 million transfer from Bayern Munich, and he promises to bring back the Nou Camp’s golden years.
Lewandowski appeared in a number of videos broadcast on the team’s Twitter account from Miami wearing Barcelona colors, despite there being no official written confirmation.
When Lewandowski’s new team faces Inter Miami in the opening game of their tour on Tuesday, he might make his Barcelona debut.
Then, on July 23, they go to Las Vegas to face their bitter rivals, Real Madrid. Next, on July 26, they play Juventus in Dallas, and on July 30, they play the New York Red Bulls.
Lewandowski traveled to Miami for a physical after Barcelona revealed over the weekend that they had reached an agreement in principle to sign him.
In a video that Barcelona posted in advance of its US tour, he said, “Finally I am here and I am very happy to join Barcelona.
The last few days were very long days but in the end the deal was done so now I am going to focus on a new chapter in my life and a new challenge.
I am still the guy who wants to win, not only the game but also the titles so I hope from the beginning of the season we will begin winning and go for the titles during the season and at the end of the season.”
Lewandowski’s German champions, who had previously maintained he wasn’t for sale, rejected a €40 million (£33.8 million) approach from Barcelona last month.
However, Lewandowski’s exit would enable Bayern to pay for the acquisition of Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus.
According to Sky Germany, Juventus has agreed to sell the center-back for for €80 million (£68 million) plus bonuses.
Despite their financial difficulties, Barcelona has already started a strong hiring spree this summer, signing free agents Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
Due to their cautious approach to their transfer business, Barcelona agreed to an £8.5 million penalty clause when they finalised the signing of Raphinha from Leeds on Friday in a deal worth up to £55 million.
To ensure that their new signings can be registered under La Liga financial requirements, they must unload a number of players.
Frenkie de Jong, who is on the tour with Barcelona, may be one of them for Manchester United.
The 33-year-old, who scored an incredible 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, vowed to score a ton of goals in Spain to bring back the Nou Camp’s glory days.
He scored 55 goals in 47 games, putting him in position to win the Ballon d’Or for the 2019–20 season.
Unfortunately, the presentation couldn’t hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He has three German cups and eight Bundesliga championships with Bayern.
He just won the league’s top scorer award for the fifth consecutive season after scoring 35 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in 2021–2022.