Robert Lewandowski has reportedly agreed a deal in principle to join Barcelona from Bayern Munich in the summer transfer window.
According to Italian outlet Sportitalia, Robert Lewandowski is closing in on securing a transfer to Barcelona in the summer transfer window. The 33-year-old prolific Bayern Munich marksman has reached an agreement in principle to join the Blaugrana ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Robert Lewandowski is a name that does not need any introduction. After all, the Pole is one of the best strikers to have ever stepped foot on a football pitch. And in particular, the veteran forward has been sensational since joining Bayern Munich from Borussia Dortmund nearly eight years ago.
The 33-year-old has enjoyed a fantastic 2021/22 campaign, amassing 45 goals and four assists in 37 appearances across all competitions. But Lewandowski is at odds with Bayern Munich over the terms of a new contract, which has created a buzz around his long-term future. And such a situation has captured the attention of several clubs across Europe, including Barcelona.
Barcelona will likely enter the market for a striker in the summer transfer window, as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could be the only natural centre-forward left at Xavi Hernandez’s disposal ahead of the 2022/23 season. That is because Martin Braithwaite is expected to depart Camp Nou in search of regular game-time, while Luuk de Jong will return to Sevilla when his loan deal ends.
With Barcelona not expected to sign the Dutch international permanently, seeking a solution for the market becomes the next point of action. While Erling Haaland was initially the priority target for Barcelona for the summer transfer window, the Borussia Dortmund striker is expected to join either Manchester City or bitter rivals Real Madrid.
Lewandowski has thus emerged as a viable alternative, with his 45 goals this season pointing towards the 33-year-old being at the peak of his powers. And after recent reports suggested that the Polish marksman is keen on joining Barcelona, the two parties have reached an agreement in principle over a summer transfer.
Widespread speculations have claimed that Lewandowski has a four-year contract on his table from Barcelona, which could well have been the point of agreement. What now remains to be seen is if Bayern Munich and Barcelona will agree on a transfer fee or if the 33-year-old ends up staying put at the Allianz Arena.