Barcelona have completed the signing of Poland international striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. The star striker joins on a four-year contract worth 51 million US dollars.
The 33-year-old veteran had one year left on his contract with the Bundesliga Champions, but in May insisted that “My story with Bayern is over”.
Lewandowski has linked up with his new team-mates in Miami. Barcelona is on a four-match tour of the United States.
“I’m finally here. I’m delighted to be at Barca,” Lewandowski said.
“The last few days have been very long, but the deal is done and now I can focus on a new chapter and challenge in my life. I’ve always wanted to play in La Liga and for the big clubs. I’m here to help Barca get back to the top and win as many titles as possible,” he added.
Lewandowski had signed Bayern on a free transfer in 2014 after his departure from Borussia Dortmund. The star forward helped Bayern to the German title last year scoring 50 goals in 46 games.
Having scored 344 goals in 374 games for Bayern, Lewandowski is second on club’s all-time scorer’s charts right behind the legendary Gerd Mueller. The Pole has won eight Bundesliga titles with Bayern and a Champions League title in 2019-20.
The BBC reported that Lewandowski is Barcelona’s fourth signing of the summer following Brazil winger Raphinha joining from Leeds United in a deal worth up to £55m, while Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie and Denmark defender Andreas Christensen have arrived on free transfers after their respective contracts with AC Milan and Chelsea came to an end.
Meanwhile, Bayern have captured the signature of Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt from Italian powerhouse Juventus. He arrives on a five-year contract in a deal worth 78 million US dollars.