Barcelona agreed a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski, who is understood to have signed a three-year contract with the club, over the weekend; the Polish striker had just one year remaining on his Bayern Munich contract and had told the German champions he would not sign a new one.
Poland striker Robert Lewandowski has joined his new Barcelona team-mates in Miami after completing his EUR 50 mln move from Bayern Munich.
Although there has been no official written confirmation, Lewandowski wore Barcelona colours in a series of videos posted on the club’s Twitter account from Miami.
“Finally I am here and I am very happy to join Barcelona,” he said in a video released by Barcelona ahead of its US tour.
“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.”
“I always wanted to play in La Liga, I always wanted to play for the biggest clubs. It is the next step. Also for my private life, it was a new challenge.”
The words of Robert Lewandowski: pic.twitter.com/nx2UCULhiQ
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) July 18, 2022
The Polish national team captain could make his Barcelona debut when his new side play Inter Miami in the first match of their tour on Tuesday.
“I have been speaking with Xavi [Barcelona coach] and I know that from the beginning I know his mind and his ideas are going in a good way. For me, he made it easy for me to come to Barcelona,” Lewandowski added.
“I am a player that wants to play and to win and with Xavi that is very possible. He knows exactly how to coach Barcelona because he was an amazing player and now he is a very good coach with an amazing future.
Lewandowski had just one year remaining on his Bayern contract and had told the club he would not renew his deal.
Up until now the German champions had insisted Lewandowski was not for sale and turned down a EUR 40m offer from Barcelona last month.
Goal scoring machine
Lewandowski had been with Bayern since 2014 and scored 344 goals for the club in 375 appearances across all competitions.
He helped Bayern to eight Bundesliga titles in the last eight seasons, as well as three German cups, and has just been crowned the league’s top scorer for the fifth season in a row after netting 35 goals in 34 Bundesliga games in 2021/22.
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