Bayern, Barça reach verbal agreement for Lewandowski transfer

Sports Desk, Jul 16 (EFE).- Bayern Munich have reached a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona for the transfer of Robert Lewandowski to the Catalan club, the German club confirmed in a statement Saturday.

“It’s good for both sides that we have clarity. Robert has earned our appreciation, he has won everything with us. We are incredibly grateful to him,” Herbert Hainer, Bayern’s president, told Bayerischer Rundfunk during a team presentation.

Oliver Khan, former player and Bayern CEO, added: “We have agreed to release Robert Lewandowski.

“We have a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona, the contract is still pending. We know very well what we have to thank Robert for, but great players have also left FC Bayern in the past, and even after that, Bayern’s world did not fall apart. On the contrary, it often continued with even more success.”

The Polish forward joined Bayern in 2014 on a transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

Since then, Lewandowski, who turns 34 next month, helped the club hoist 19 titles, including eight Bundesligas, three German Cups and one Champions League.

He won the 2020 UEFA Best Player in Europe and the Best FIFA Men’s Player among other individual honors. EFE


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