Barcelona agree €45m deal to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich


Barcelona have agreed a deal to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski for €45m, rising to €50m in potential add-ons, ahead of a medical in Miami.

The 33-year-old striker is set to sign a four-year contract with the Spanish club.

Lewandowski is set to fly out on Sunday to join Barcelona’s US tour and undergo a medical in Miami. The rest of the Barcelona squad are due to leave on tour a day earlier.

Barcelona have long intended to sign and sign Lewandowski as a priority, should Bayern decide to sell the striker.

Lewandowski, 33, has been at the center of a transfer saga since he said he would not renew his contract with Bayern in May and expressed a desire to leave.

Athleticism reported last Wednesday that personal terms have already been agreed, with Barcelona submitting a €40m bid for the Poland international.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta said last week that the club were still awaiting a response from Bayern to their offer for Lewandowski.

The Catalan club’s summer has been crippled by its financial constraints and must balance its books before the end of June.

Despite agreeing deals well in advance, they only announced the signings of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie on free transfers from Chelsea and AC Milan in recent days.

They came after Barcelona announced the first of their economic ‘leverages’ – selling 10% of their TV rights for the next 25 years for 267 million euros to US firm Sixth Street.

On Friday, they announced the signing of Raphinha from Leeds United as they want to sell Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United to help them register their new signings.

Lewandowski, meanwhile, has scored 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, including 98 in the past two seasons.

In May, he said: “My story with Bayern is over, I can’t imagine another good cooperation.

“I hope they won’t stop me (leaving) just because they can. A transfer is the best solution for everyone.

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