FC Bayern Munich has reached an agreement with FC Barcelona to transfer world footballer Robert Lewandowski. “So far, however, only verbally, the contract is still pending,” Bayern boss Oliver Kahn told the “Bild” on Saturday.
Kahn thus confirms the consistent media reports that have been circulating since Saturday morning. Accordingly, the German record champions agreed with the Catalans on a transfer fee of 45 million euros and up to five million euros in bonus payments. In Barcelona, the Polish international is to receive a four-year contract until 2026.
Lewandowski wants to fly to Spain this Saturday. The Pole should then sign his contract with the Catalans by Sunday at the latest and go on a US tour with his new club.
The 33-year-old should no longer take part in Bayern’s team presentation in the afternoon (3 p.m.) in the Allianz Arena. According to media reports, Lewandowski was at the Munich training ground on Säbener Straße on Saturday morning, he even trained with the team. After practice, he hugged some teammates and was the last to step off the pitch.
The departure had become more and more apparent. Lewandowski himself had forced his departure from Munich with ever clearer words. The initially polite request to leave the club has since given way to an unequivocal demand.
“My story with Bayern is over. After everything that has happened in the last few months, I cannot imagine further good cooperation,” said the 33-year-old, trying to urge his employer to release it. Recently, calm had returned between the two parties.
Kahn had emphasized Lewandowski’s whereabouts with a “Basta” announcement at the championship celebration in mid-May. But after the latest developments, the people of Munich rethought. While national player Serge Gnabry is about to extend his contract, the number nine’s time is over and there will be no joint offensive with new signing Sadio Mané.
The seven-time Bundesliga top scorer, who in his opinion had complained about a lack of appreciation, moved from Borussia Dortmund to Säbener Strasse on a free transfer in the summer of 2014. There he was German champion every year. He won the Champions League once in an FCB jersey and the DFB Cup three times – he also set numerous goal records.