This weekend, Robert Lewandowski will officially join Barcelona after Bayern Munich orally agreed to an upgraded bid for the 33-year-old attacker of up to €50 million (£42.5 million).
Negotiations made progress on Friday, and Bayern is now willing to let their star striker depart for up to €50 million, plus add-ons. Lewandowski and Barça reached a personal agreement in February, and he will officially sign the three-year contract this weekend.
After making it clear that he wanted to leave the Bundesliga champions with a year left on his contract, the Poland international had been linked with Chelsea and Paris Saint-Germain. However, Lewandowski refused to discuss a potential transfer to any other team, and it now seems as though he has secured his desired move to the Camp Nou.
Despite their alleged financial difficulties, Lewandowski’s arrival will add to a busy summer of recruitment for Xavi’s team. Raphinha, a Brazilian winger who cost Leeds €58 million, joined Franck Kessié and Andreas Christensen, two players whose contracts at Milan and Chelsea, respectively, had expired, on Friday.
Lewandowski, who moved to Munich from Borussia Dortmund in 2014, has an amazing 238 goals in 253 games. At Bayern, he has won eight league championships, one Champions League trophy, and 41 goals in 2020–21 broke the Bundesliga scoring record.