Bayern Munich and Barcelona are moving towards an agreement when it comes to the transfer of Robert Lewandowski, according to David Ornstein of The Athletic. Though not set in stone, the potential move appears to be heading in the right direction.
Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona?
🚨 Proposed transfer of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich to Barcelona is moving towards agreement between clubs. Not done yet but heading in that direction at present & optimism around situation it will now happen @TheAthleticUK #FCBarcelona #FCBayern https://t.co/SWOlz78sgO
— David Ornstein (@David_Ornstein) July 15, 2022
Wants to Leave Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski and Bayern Munich are essentially the same entity. Still, it’s rumoured the 33-year-old will leave the club this summer. It can’t come as a massive surprise, as the Poland international has previously expressed that he wants to leave the club.
Last week, The Athletic reported that personal terms were agreed with Barcelona and that the Catalan club proposed an offer of £34 million for the striker.
A Club Legend, Regardless if He Stays or Leaves
Robert Lewandowski’s early career saw him grace many Polish clubs before landing in Znicz Pruszków in 2006, scoring 36 goals in 59 league appearances. A similar goal tally at his next club, Lech Poznan, garnered interest from Borussia Dortmund, who signed the striker in 2010.
Here he really made a name for himself, maintaining a great goalscoring record and most notably netting four times against Real Madrid in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League semi-final. The season saw Dortmund tragically lose against Bayern Munich in the final after a late Arjen Robben winner.
Robert Lewandowski deal. Barcelona new official bid set to be submitted, all parties are in direct contact now including his agent Zahavi to reach full agreement. 🚨🇵🇱 #FCB
Lewandowski insisted with Bayern in the last 24h to join Barça as soon as possible. Key stages. pic.twitter.com/s8lVBxuPmF
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 15, 2022
Lewandowski’s four successful seasons with Dortmund made him a prime target of Bayern Munich, who signed him in 2014. Now the Pole would be on the winning end of the same Bayern team that had denied him a Champions League trophy in 2013 and more than one Bundesliga title.
Lewandowski’s time at the club saw them monopolise the domestic league. Most crucially of all, the striker finally won a Champions League title in 2020.