Barcelona have reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to sign Poland striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Spanish giants have finally reached an agreement with Bayern Munich that will see them sign Robert Lewandowski for a reported €50 million (£42m/$50m).

The prolific Poland striker has been a top target for Barca since the spring, when it first emerged that he could be looking to leave the German champions.

Bayern have stood firm with their demands for the two-time winner of the FIFA The Best award, with there still 12 months left to run on his contract at the Allianz Arena, but a deal has now been put in place that suits all parties.

Lewandowski scored 50 goals in 46 games last season as he helped Bayern win a 10th straight Bundesliga title.

“It’s good to have clarity for all parties,” said Bayern president Herbert Hainer.

“We have come to a verbal agreement with Barcelona. Robert is an incredible player and he won everything with us. We are incredibly grateful to him.”

Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn has told Bild: “In the end, Barcelona offered a sum that selling him made absolute sense for us.

“We’ve also recently been very successful on the transfer market and signed an absolutely world-class player for the offence in Sadio Mane. So we have now reached an agreement with Barcelona. So far, however, only verbally, the contract is still pending.”

That contract has seemingly been agreed between Lewandowski and Barca, with the striker set to sign on for an initial three years in Catalunya.

The deal to take him to Barca will see the Spanish side pay an initial €45m, with €5m due in potential add-ons.

Lewandowski’s remarkable strike rate at Bayern has seen him scored 344 goals in 375 appearances, while playing a leading role in eight Bundesliga title triumphs and a Champions League win.


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