Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer said the club had made a verbal agreement with Barcelona for the transfer of striker Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski, 33, twice won the Golden Boot for top scorer in Europe and finished second in the 2021 Ballon d’Or. Sources have told ESPN that he is set to join Barcelona for €45 million, with additional €5 million in variables.
The Poland international is expected to join his new teammates on Barcelona’s pre-season tour of the United States, which begins this week.
“We have reached a verbal agreement with Barcelona,” Hainer said. “It’s good to have clarity for all parties. Robert is a great player, he has won everything with us. We are incredibly grateful to him.”
Lewandowski will join Pablo Toure, Frank Kessie, Andreas Christensen and Ravenha as additions as Barcelona looks to build a La Liga and Champions League squad under coach Xavi Hernandez.
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ESPN reported last month that Barcelona had made a series of bids for Lewandowski, who had a year left on his contract, but they were unable to convince Bayern until progress was finally made in talks this week.
Elsewhere, Frenkie de Jong has been included in Barcelona’s preliminary tour to the United States amid interest from Manchester United. Sources told ESPN that United are willing to wait until the September 1 transfer deadline to force the deal.
Meanwhile, Bayern confirmed that midfielder Serge Gnabry has signed a new contract until 2026.
ESPN’s Sam Marsden, Moses Lorenz, Alex Kirkland and Rob Dawson contributed to this report.