According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, FC Barcelona have reached an agreement to sign Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski. The deal is reported to be €45m with a further €5m in add-ons.
Lewandowski had just one year left on his contract and had decided against signing an extension with the Bundesliga champions.
The Poland international will fly to Spain on Saturday to complete his medical before signing a three-year deal with the Catalan giants.
Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich on a free in 2014 after leaving arch-rivals Borussia Dortmund. He has since then scored 344 goals for the club whilst making 375 appearances.
Lewandowski has helped Bayern Munich to 8 consecutive Bundesliga titles and 3 German Cups whilst also winning the club’s 6th Champions League in the 2019/20 season.
Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, here we go! FC Bayern have just told Barça that they have accepted final proposal. Agreement finally in place between all parties. 🚨🔵🔴 #FCB
Lewandowski asked Bayern to leave also on Friday – he will jlin Barcelona during the weekend. 🇵🇱 pic.twitter.com/nmodHuNscw
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 15, 2022
Lewandowski to FC Barcelona – A Good Deal for both parties?
The German league champions had insisted that Lewandowski was not for sale after they turned down Barcelona’s bid worth €40million.
However, with players like Sule and Boateng leaving on free transfers over the years and Upamecano still finding his feet at the club, a new centre-half is considered an absolute necessity.
Lewandowski’s departure would help the Bavarians to finance the signing of Matthijs de Ligt. Juventus have reportedly priced the 22-year-old at around €80million.
Chelsea were also linked with the former Ajax defender after Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen left on free transfers but have now agreed a deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly.
The Dutchman has two years left on his contract but is keen on a move to Bayern Munich.
Despite his age, Lewandowski remains arguably one of the sport’s greatest centre forwards.
The Poland international has been Xavi’s number one target for the summer transfer window as the Catalans have already agreed deals for Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Raphinha and look to strengthen the squad even more.
What does the future hold for Bayern Munich in their desperate search for a center forward? Is a potential move for wantaway forward Cristiano Ronaldo on the cards? There’s only one way to find out.