After months of speculation, it’s finally happening. Robert Lewandowski is heading to Barcelona. Bayern Munich officially accepted the La Liga giants’ offer on Friday as the striker will sign a three-year deal with Barca this weekend.
Robert Lewandowski will sign the contract with Barcelona during the weekend, already agreed since last February. Bayern will receive €50m add ons included. 🚨🇵🇱 #FCB
Lewandowski didn’t want to discuss with Chelsea or PSG despite many approaches: only Barcelona, like Raphinha. pic.twitter.com/Q1WUsywyU2
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 15, 2022
This is a massive addition for the Catalans, who also just announced the signing of Raphinha on Friday after he joined from Leeds United. Robert Lewandowski is still one of the most clinical finishers in world football and will be hoping to continue his ruthless ways in front of goal at Camp Nou. He made it clear at the end of last season that he wanted to leave Germany and the champions finally gave in, despite having a year left on his deal.
Last term, the Poland international scored 46 goals across all competitions and 34 in the Bundesliga alone, which led the top flight. Barca also extended Ousmane Dembele earlier this week and as things stand, Xavi has a very promising attack to work with.
There is little doubt Robert Lewandowski will continue to bag goals at a high rate, but it will also depend on the comradery he builds with his teammates. At Bayern, their entire system revolved around feeding Lewa balls in the 18-yard box so he could do what he does best: Score. It’ll be interesting to see if that’s also the case in Barcelona.
Lewandowski spent eight seasons in Munich and the fewest goals he collected in a single league campaign was 22. Barca has got themselves one hell of a frontman who will play a key part in hopefully getting this club back into the LaLiga title race in 2022-23.