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Barcelona formalize Lewandowski’s signing


Robert Lewandowski is now officially a Barcelona player.BARCELONA FC OFFICIAL WEBSITE

It was planned to present Robert Lewandowski, 33, in company this Monday in Miami, where Barcelona are on tour – Wednesday at 2am he plays Inter Miami – but the final fringes in the contract had yet to be sanded, also the signatures, and the club delayed the event. It will take place on Wednesday (18:00 CET) as the Barça entity has already made the signing official. “An agreement was reached with FC Bayern Munich on the transfer of the player for a total of 45 million euros plus five variables,” the official statement said cule. The Polish striker has signed for four seasons and has a €500m release clause.

Lewandowski arrived in Miami on Sunday to join the Barcelona expedition, which was enthusiastically received by everyone because he is a goal-guarantee footballer, the Golden Boot winner in the last two European editions and the author of 344 goals in 375 games with the Bayern shirt.

“It is the most important signing at media level. He comes with a lot of enthusiasm and a lot of work. We’ll try to help him and show him what he’s shown over the years,” said captain Busquets. “Barcelona have incredible potential. Now he’s made some great signings and the club are on track to get back on top. My goal is to help the team get back on its feet and win titles,” Lewandowski agreed in an interview with Deutsche Zeitung picture. And he added: “I feel very strong physically and mentally and Barcelona felt the same way. My goal is to play at the highest level for many years to come.” Although for now you’ll have to wait.

As much as the attacker is already with the group at the Fort Lauderdale complex in Miami, he was unable to work out in Monday’s open session — fitness trainers advised on a conditioning regimen, involving treadmill work in the gym and later some exercise on an attached field — he said will not play the game against Inter Miami either and will probably be able to step onto the pitch in Las Vegas on Thursday. Before, yes, it will be presented. A strange case to make it from Barcelona, ​​but not an isolated one as in 2018 the club introduced Brazilian winger Malcom in Portland, arriving for €41m from France’s Girondins.

Lewandowski costs 45 plus five and comes to add to the Barça forward as he has Aubameyang, Raphinha, Ansu Fati, Dembélé, Ferran Torres and Memphis looking for a team overbooked. “He’s the striker we wanted,” they admit from the Camp Nou offices; “Now the defenders are missing.” And that happens through Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso (Chelsea), also through Koundé (Seville), with whom Barça already have an agreement without sealing it with the clubs.

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