Barcelona have officially confirmed the signing of Robert Lewandoski from Bayern Munich. The striker has joined the La Liga giants on a four-year deal.
The 33-year will also have a €500m release clause in his contract. His signing clearly indicates the club’s board is fully backing the manager Xavi.
BARCELONA AND ROBERT LEWANDOSKI TRANSFER SAGA FULL STORY
The Catalan giants revealed on Saturday that they had reached an agreement in principle for the transfer of Lewandoski. After the agreement between both the clubs, the striker underwent medical. He then joined his new teammates on the club’s pre-season tour in Miami. Lewandoski becomes Barcelona fourth signing of the summer window.
Barcelona posted a number of images and videos of Lewandoski on social media. The video was him wearing the club’s training gear on the beaches of Miami. Speaking to the club’s social media he said,” “Finally, I’m here, I’m very happy to be here with Barcelona. “The last few days were very long days but in the end, the deal is done. He also said,” I am here to help Barcelona win as many titles as possible “.
THE SPANISH GIANTS ARE STILL LOOKING TO MAKE MORE SIGNINGS IN THE SUMMER WINDOW
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has confirmed that the club will now focus on strengthening the defense. This is despite the financial problems they are facing. According to reports, the club is also looking to activate second lever. The money they get from the second lever will be used to register new signings and also to renew a number of contracts.
However, the main focus also will be on player sales. Although, Barcelona is facing problems in moving players out of the club. Players like Martin Braithwaite, Frenkie De Jong, and Memphis Depay are the highest wage earners. They are the players that the club wants to move on to balance the books. However, the players are reluctant to leave the club. The club has already sold the likes of Philipe Coutinho and Antoine Griezmann.
In terms of incoming, they are targeting the likes of Chelsea duo Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso along with Sevilla center-back Jules Kounde. The club have also reportedly agreed personal terms with the three players. However, they are yet to agree a fee for the players.
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