The strange agreement between Barcelona and Bayern Munich for the landing of Robert Lewandowski
The hiring announcement shook the European transfer market. The landing of Robert Lewandowski in Barcelona, was an important blow on the football map of the Old Continent. Even because the Spanish club’s bet is very strong for a 34-year-old striker, since they announced that the operation with Bayern Munich It was closed for 45 million euros plus an additional 5 if Barça qualifies for the next Champions League. However, this Sunday everything was revolutionized when a Spanish media assured that the transfer of the Polish attacker was closed for 60,000,000 euros.
The strange thing about the case, according to the newspaper El País, is that the figures that circulated about the operation are not the ones that were agreed upon, to avoid “the media impact” of such a disbursement of money. The Spanish media tells that while from Barça it is unofficially indicated that the acquisition will cost 50 million, from Bayern, and on condition of anonymity, they assure that the transfer was closed for a total of 60 million euros: 45 fixed, five if Barcelona qualifies for the Champions League in the coming seasons, and ten more if the player completes his first year of contract as a culé.
“We have given Robert Lewandowski the go-ahead. There is a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona, the contract is still pending. We know very well what we owe Robert, but great players have left FC Bayern in the past and Bayern’s world didn’t fall apart after that either. On the contrary, it was often even more successful,” CEO Oliver Kahn said.
El País, in its publication on how Lewandowski’s landing was closed, assures: “Barça insisted that it will reach 60 million if Bayern publicly announces beforehand that it is selling for 50”, assures the Spanish media that an agent who participated in the sale. And they added: “This is how they want to alleviate the media impact.”
This maneuver by the club led by Joan Laporta is not surprising, since the Spanish media indicate that with the hiring of Raphinha, it is also not clear why a clause of 1,000 million euros was placed on a 25-year-old striker for whom He paid 58 million plus 7 for goals, when for Dembelé, of the same age, no salary figures were revealed, but a clause of 100 million was placed on him.
The Pole will land in Miami in the next few hours to join his new Barça teammates. There, in the United States, it was announced that, for the moment, he will not participate in the friendly against Inter Miami, but that it is likely that he may have a few minutes in the classic that will be played next Saturday against Real Madrid, in Las Vegas.
The Pole, chosen as the best FIFA player in 2020 and 2021, put an end to his cycle in the Bavarian team that began in 2014. Since then he has scored 344 goals and won 19 titles, including the 2020 Champions League.