August 17, 2022



Barcelona signal Lewandowski for £42.6m

Barcelona have signed Poland striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich on a four-year contract price 50m euros (£42.6m).

The 33-year-old had one 12 months left on his contract with the German champions however in Could mentioned: “My story with Bayern is over.”.

He has joined his new team-mates in Miami as a part of Barcelona’s four-match tour of america.

“I’m lastly right here. I’m delighted to be at Barca,” Lewandowski mentioned.
“The previous couple of days have been very lengthy, however the deal is finished and now I can concentrate on a brand new chapter and problem in my life.
“I’ve all the time needed to play in La Liga and for the large golf equipment.

“I’m right here to assist Barca get again to the highest and win as many titles as potential.”

Lewandowski, who has a buyout clause of 500m euros (£425.9m), joined Bayern on a free switch in 2014 after his departure from Borussia Dortmund.

He scored 50 objectives in 46 video games final season as he helped Bayern win a tenth straight Bundesliga title.

Lewandowski has scored 344 occasions in 374 video games for the membership and is their second-highest scorer of all time behind Gerd Muller.

He has received the league in all eight of his seasons at Bayern and in addition received the Champions League in 2019-20.

Lewandowski is Barcelona’s fourth signing of the summer season following Brazil winger Raphinha becoming a member of from Leeds United in a deal price as much as £55m, whereas Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen have arrived on free transfers after their respective contracts with AC Milan and Chelsea got here to an finish.

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France winger Ousmane Dembele has additionally signed a contract extension with Barcelona this summer season.

In August 2021, Barcelona president Joan Laporta revealed the membership’s “very worrying” 1.35bn euro (£1.15bn) debt.

Bayern boss Julian Nagelsmann mentioned Barcelona is “the one membership on this planet that has no cash however can purchase each participant”.

He added: “It’s type of bizarre and type of loopy for me however on the finish they discover options. I don’t know the way.”

In the meantime, Bayern have signed the Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt from Juventus on a five-year contract in a deal price 77m euros (£65.6m).