Barca’s formula for signing Lewandowski

“After the tour of the United States with Barça, I will come back to say goodbye to Bayern,” Robert Lewandowski told Sky Sports. The Polish striker woke up yesterday knowing that Barca had reached an agreement with the German club at midnight on Friday to sign him for 45 million euros plus another five in variables. Lewandowski, who turns 34 on August 21, will sign for the next four years, which will lead him to be a Blaugrana until 2026 shortly before his 38th birthday. In the afternoon, the Blaugrana club officially confirmed the agreement pending only a medical examination. and signing the contract in a brief statement without numbers.

The club hope to close the second economic deal early next week with the sale of the remaining 15% of the television rights to Sixth Street, which will allow it to benefit from the 1:1 rule. In addition, he must promote the exit operation to respect financial fair play and register the Pole and the three other recruits: Christiansen, Kessie, Raphinha as well as Dembélé and Sergi Roberto.

The sale of 15% of the rights

The club plans to close this second economic operation at the beginning of next week, which will allow it to take advantage of the 1/1 rule

Lewandowski had an emotional day yesterday. At 8:30 a.m., he arrived on time at the Bayern sports city. He gathered his things and at ten o’clock he finished the last training session with his teammates, whom he hugged. “It’s been eight special years and I won’t forget that,” said the Pole. Later, when presenting the team to German fans at the Allianz Arena, Bayern president Herbert Hainer explained the decision. “We have an agreement. It’s good for everyone. Robert won everything with us and we are very grateful to him,” he said.

Robert Lewandowski says goodbye to Thomas Müller

Robert Lewandowski says goodbye to Thomas Müller


The plan

The club plan to present him at Camp Nou after the US tour which ends on July 30

The negotiation was not easy. Barça, who wanted to avoid that Lewandowski will travel to the United States on tour with Bayern on Monday, intensified negotiations on Friday. The club have ruled out paying the fixed 50 million demanded by the Germans for Lewandowski, a proven goalscorer who won the last prize The best but he had one year left on his contract. Finally, the pact was concluded for 45 million plus five in variables. The most expensive transfer in history for the Germans. “It’s a very sensible offer for us,” Bayern general manager Oliver Kahn explained to his fans, justifying his change of position as “clinging to something because of excessive stubbornness or because of his own ego is a sign of weakness for me”. You have to think about what is best for the club.”

To date, Barça cannot register for the Pole or Kessie, Christensen, Dembélé and Raphinha.

Lewandowski will fly to Miami today to join the tour and Barca plan to introduce him when he returns to Camp Nou. But for the player to make his debut in an official match, even more things will be needed. To date Barça, with the wage bill triggered, cannot even register the Pole nor to Kessie, Christensen, Dembele and Raphinha nor to Sergi Roberto. to have to output of boost operation in addition to activating the economic lever of the sale of 15% of television rights. The club plans to close this second economic operation at the beginning of next week, which will allow it to take advantage of the 1/1 rule. This means that for every euro released by a footballer, one can be invested in a transfer.

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At the top of the list of transferable for economic reasons is Frenkie de Jong, who would lighten around 40 million. The club pressured him to accept Manchester United’s offer. With his departure, they would record Kessie, Sergi Roberto and Christensen. It will be necessary close the waste exits Umtiti, Riqui Puig, Neto, Mingueza and Braithwaite and sell to players with a market like Memphis in order to sign Lewandowski, Dembélé and Raphinha as well as eventual signings of Marcos Alonso, Azpilicueta and Koundé.

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