- The two clubs have agreed to transfer the striker for a fixed 45 million plus five variables
The announcement of the signing of Robert Lewandowski (33 years old) should arrive this Saturday to the delight of the members and fans of FC Barcelona. However, from Friday at the end of the night he can be given as a new signing for the Barça club. And it is Barcelona and Bayern Munich reached, shortly after twelve, an agreement in principle for the transfer of the striker for 45 million fixed euros plus 5 variables , sources close to the negotiation confirmed. The Pole will sign as a Barcelona player for three seasons , with the option of another campaign
In the next few hours, the two clubs must seal the agreement with the idea that Lewandowski no longer has to be at Bayern’s presentation to his fans, scheduled for this noon. What is not so clear is that the Pole can travel with the Barcelona expedition to the United States that will leave today.
What is clear is that Lewandowski will avoid the trouble of being with his fans today at Bayern’s presentation. It is still up in the air what the Pole will do to join the Barcelona discipline, if he will come to Barcelona or if he will go directly to the United States. He must pass a medical check-up but that can also be done during the North American tour.
The forecast for Lewandowski ‘s presentation as a new Barcelona player is that it will be held in Barcelona, after the tour of the United States, the same week as the Joan Gamper Trophy, which will be played on August 7. The idea that is handled today in the offices of FC Barcelona is that the debut of the Polish striker in front of the culé fans is a luxury appetizer for the summer tournament.
The great pressure that the striker has imposed internally within the Bavarian club has been key in the fact that the outcome of the signing of Lewandowski arrives before Bayern’s presentation to his parish and his trip to the United States to carry out a preseason.
He has told his coach and teammates that he was not motivated to compete with them and in the same vein his agent did so with Bayern’s rectors, president Herbert Hainer , sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn .
Finally, FC Barcelona has had to increase its offer somewhat in order to break the resistance of Bayern, led curiously by a former leader, Uli Hoennes , but who became the most belligerent entourage of the Bavarian club. Pini Zahavi , Lewandowski ‘s representative , promised Joan Laporta that he would get him out of Bayern for 40 million and the president promised that Barcelona would make an offer along those lines. However, Zahavi fell short in his forecasts and Bayern did not accept that Barcelona proposal. That is why we had to go up a bit until we reached 45 million fixed and some variables of 5 million more that can take the operation to a maximum limit of 50 ‘kilos’.
A high amount for a player of almost 34 years (he will be on August 21) but that can be argued in the case of the current ‘ The Best ‘ and also the current Golden Boot. In addition, it cannot be denied that Lewandowski has not been wet to leave Bayern. He even went so far as to say, on May 30 while he was concentrating with his national team, that his era at Bayern “was over”, to which he added: “I don’t see any possibility of continuing my career at this club”. This has been the case, to the joy of Barcelona.