Lewandowski to join Barcelona in a €50 mln deal: Reports
Bayern Munich and Barcelona have reached a deal over Robert Lewandowski's move to the German club.
Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is set to move to Barcelona in a deal worth 50 million euros ($50.4m), according to multiple reports on Saturday.
The two clubs reached an agreement overnight Friday, according to Bild and Kicker newspapers and the Sky Germany channel, ending a standoff with the Polish forward who said he wanted to leave Bayern Munich.
At the end of May, Lewandowski expressed that "it is certain that my story with Bayern has come to an end."
Lewandowski, twice voted FIFA men's player of the year, is reportedly be set to sign a four-year contract with Barcelona.
Catalan newspaper Sport reported that "the striker has planned to arrive today (Saturday) in Barcelona to undergo his medical examination and sign for four seasons."
"The Polish player will not be at the presentation of the Bavarian team today," said Catalan daily Mundo Deportivo, adding that the 33-year-old will join the Spanish team for their tour of the United States from July 18-31.
According to German media, Bayern had only offered Lewandowski a one-year extension to his contract, which expires in the summer of 2023.
The Polish player was also unhappy with the salary offered and had clashed with Bayern's coach Julian Nagelsmann over his tactical choices.
It is noteworthy that Lewandowski joined Bayern in 2014, scoring 344 goals in 375 competitive matches and breaking the Bundesliga single-season scoring record.
He won the Bundesliga in each of his eight seasons with the club, as well as the Champions League, the Club World Cup, and three German Cups.