Lewandowski hopes to make “new history” with Barça

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Jul 20 (EFE).- Robert Lewandowski was formally introduced here Wednesday as the newest member of FC Barcelona, which acquired the Polish star from Bayern Munich for 45 million euros.

The two-time UEFA Golden Boot winner joined Barça in the midst of their pre-season tour of the United States and was on hand Tuesday night to watch his new teammates thrash Inter Miami 6-0 in a friendly.

“I saw the win against Inter Miami and I think there is a lot of potential. We have a lot of work to do,” Lewandowski said during the welcome ceremony at the Conrad Hotel in Fort Lauderdale.

“That was very hard work to join to Barcelona, but in the end I am here,” the 33-year-old striker said. “I am ready to be part of this big club with amazing history, and doing new history and the winning of new titles.”

Lewandowski won the Polish league with Lech Poznan and has hoisted the Bundesliga trophy 10 times, including each of his eight seasons at Bayern, where he also won the Champions League in 2020.

He proclaimed himself “ready to play in the next game,” a clash with Real Madrid set for Saturday in Las Vegas.

Club president Joan Laporta offered the new player a greeting in Polish and Lewandowski returned the courtesy by uttering a few words in Spanish: “Hello, my name is Robert, I am from Poland, I live in Barcelona,”

Laporta said that Barcelona was very proud of acquiring Lewandowski, describing the deal as a “a signing heard around the world.”

In comments soon after he arrived in Florida, the striker said that he had always aspired to playing for a “big club” and is confident he can contribute to the rebirth of Barcelona under new coach Xavi Hernandez.

“I’m here to help Barça to be on the top and to win as many titles as possible,” Lewandowski said. EFE


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