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Robert Lewandowski joins Barcelona in Miami; know contract details

FC Barcelona has finally completed the signing of Robert Lewandowski. And the striker has joined the Barcelona squad in Miami, USA, where the team kicks off their pre-season tour.

There had been a lot of speculation over the past few months. Many pundits questioned if Barcelona had the funds to pull this transfer or not. But they answered every question and slammed every critic by completing the signing of Rober Lewandowski from Bayern.

Lewandowski had professed his desire to leave Bayern earlier. It almost turned ugly, as Bayern was unwilling to let the player go. Since he had a year left on his contract. The player, however, was adamant about the departure and acquired quite a limelight of late.

After several back and forths between the player and the club, the German side decided to let Lewandowski go. However, that didn’t give Barcelona any edge over the other clubs that were looking to steal the striker.

But perhaps that player and his agent Pini Zahavi wanted to be with Barcelona. As a result, in July, the club completed the signing with Bayern Munich.

Lewandowski Contract details

Barcelona and Bayern Munich have agreed on a fee of € 45 million . Along with an option of €5 million further if Lewandowski meets certain conditions (currently unknown). The play will be representing Barcelona until 2026.

Further, it is understood that Lewandowski will receive € 9 million in yearly wages. Which roughly amounts to € 167,000 weekly wages.

Other reports claim that Barcelona will pay an additional € 20 million to Zahavi. The Israeli agent is known to have been the catalyst behind the move.

With this signing, Barcelona has strengthened their squad further. This is the fourth major signing they have completed this season. Previously they were able to secure the services of defender Christiansen, midfielder Kessie, and winger Raphinha.

Barcelona also extended the contract of their attacking dynamo Ousmane Dembele.

While there are some doubts regarding De Jong’s departure from the club, everything else looks to be going smoothly for Barcelona. And they are rearing to start their pre-season tour in the USA.

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