Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski joins Barcelona for €50m

After several weeks of knocking on the doors of Bayern Munich, Barcelona have confirmed an agreement to sign Robert Lewandowski from the German side as Xavi’s rebuild at Camp Nou continues to gather momentum.

The confirmation of the deal puts an end to long-drawn pursuit of the striker that began before even the 2021-22 season was over, and ends with Barca once more having a modern icon of the game on their books, a year on from Lionel Messi’s departure.

Barcelona are expected to pay an initial fee of €45 million (£38m/$45m) to bring Lewandowski to Catalunya, with an additional €5m (£4.3m/$5m) potentially due in add-ons if certain clauses are met.

A statement from the club read: “FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski, dependent on the player passing a medical and contracts being signed.”

Lewandowski is expected to sign an initial three-year contract with an option to extend it by a further year, meaning he could remain at Camp Nou through until the end of the 2025-26 season.

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