Bayern boss Kahn confirms Lewandowski’s move to Barcelona

World footballer Robert Lewandowski leaves FC Bayern. The swirl of changes brings the great striker his dream club, and Munich generates a generous millionth transfer fee.

Removal of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich Munich to FC Barcelona is as good as perfect. Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn confirmed the deal in Bild on Saturday.

“For now, however, only verbally the contract is pending,” said Kahn, who initially ruled out Lewandowski’s change to “Basta” and insisted on the contract, which lasted another year. Two months ago, there was neither an offer for Lewandowski nor the prospect of an alternative.

– The situation has changed significantly since then. In the end, FC Barcelona offered a sum that made the sale absolutely reasonable for us, Kahn continued. In addition, they have recently been very successful in the transfer market and have acquired an absolutely world-class player for the offensive at Sadio Mané. “That’s why we reached an agreement with FC Barcelona,” said Kahn.

The transfer is financially profitable for Munich, which invited to the Allianz Arena for the team presentation on Saturday afternoon: reportedly they will receive a transfer fee of 45 million euros and up to five million euros in bonus payouts. And Lewandowski fulfills his wish, he wants to lead the Catalans back to the heyday after the era of Lionel Messi.

Lots of hugs after the last training session

Before the substitution, Lewandowski was the last to leave the training ground after many hugs. In the Munich sun, the world footballer unexpectedly sweat again on Saturday with his teammates – and said goodbye after training. According to media reports, the end of time for the super striker at FC Bayern has already been sealed. It was reported by “Bild”, Sky and “Kicker” without citing sources, as well as the Spanish media.

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The Polish representative will stay in Barcelona for four years. There was speculation about a four-year contract and a three-year contract with an option for the next season. He should sign it on Sunday, and then go on a US tour with a team from a heavily indebted prestigious Catalan club – instead of FC Bayern, which will go on Monday. After all, the transfer was supported by the high fee for the soon-to-be 34-year-old and the mega salary saved.

Better working atmosphere after the shift

The departure became more and more visible. Lewandowski himself forced him to leave Munich in ever clearer words. At first, a polite request to leave the club gave way to an unequivocal request. Further cooperation was difficult to imagine. Clarified personal information before leaving for Washington is also helpful for the working atmosphere.

“My story with Bavaria is over “or” After all that has happened in the last few months, I cannot imagine any further good cooperation, “said the 33-year-old and tried to persuade his employer to dismiss him. Recently it was between them. events After returning from vacation, Lewandowski finished training at least professionally, but it was obvious that he wanted to change.

Gnabry before extending the contract

While international Serge Gnabry is about to extend his contract, time at number nine is over and there will be no joint offensive with the new acquired Sadio Mané. The people of Munich can easily reinvest millions of Lewandowski. Intensive negotiations are underway over Juventus center-back Matthijs de Ligt (22) and they are rumored to be interested in attacking the talent of Mathys Tel (17) from Stade Rennes. There have been speculations over and over again about Konrad Laimer (25) from RB Leipzig.

The seven-time Bundesliga top scorer, Lewandowski, who in his opinion complained of lack of recognition, moved from Borussia Dortmund to Säbener Strasse in the summer of 2014 on a free transfer basis. There he was the German champion every year. He won the Champions League once in the FCB jersey and three times the DFB Cup – he also set numerous goal records.

In the 2020/21 season, Lewandowski improved Gerd Müller’s record, who has been considered “eternal” for almost half a century, and scored 41 goals in one season. After Erling Haaland, who moved from Borussia Dortmund to Manchester City in the Premier League, the Bundesliga is now losing the biggest star.

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