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It’s official: Lewandowski joins the ranks of Bayern Munich this summer

Jan 4, 2014, 1:44 PM EDT

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Robert Lewandowski’s status as a nemesis of Bayern Munich is all but over, as the 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has agreed to join Pep Guardiola’s “Star of the South” in July.

Lewandowski has just six months remaining on his contract with Dortmund, which allowed him to sort out a pre-contract with Bayern Munich. After passing his medical, Lewandowski signed a five-year deal that will keep him at Bayern Munich through 2019 once he joins the club on July 1.

“We’re very pleased about completing this transfer,” commented FC Bayern Munich AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world. He will strengthen the Bayern squad and give us another boost.”

The Polish striker has scored 11 goals in 17 matches this season and has totaled 65 goals in 112 appearances since joining Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010.

Dortmund is 12 points back of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table, and both clubs are still alive in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League. Dortmund faces Zenit St. Petersburg in the next round while Bayern battles Arsenal.

News of his signing will not be met with glee in London and Manchester, as Chelsea and Manchester United were two clubs hopeful of securing his signature.

German newspaper Bild says the contract will pay Lewandowski €11 million a year.

  1. jimmycrackcorn99 - Jan 4, 2014 at 3:11 PM

    After losing Goetze to Bayern last year and the fact that Reus might head to England, I consider this more of a blow to Dortmund than making Munich stronger than they already are. Borussia needs fresh blood soon.

    • bear06 - Jan 4, 2014 at 9:26 PM

      Reus is staying and Dortmund have a bunch of talented young players so they’re not worried.

  2. herogoesallin - Jan 5, 2014 at 6:14 AM

    Reus will not head to a english club the next 7 years. mark my words.
    jimmycrackcornn99, you have ZERO knowledge about germanmsoccer.
    lewandowski even got higher offers, but choose munich a year ago. since 1. january 2014 he was allowed to sign the contract with munich.

    • jimmycrackcorn99 - Jan 5, 2014 at 4:59 PM

      Thanks and Danke, I do have some knowledge of deutsches Fussball.

  3. herogoesallin - Jan 5, 2014 at 6:20 AM

    bear, injured players is the main problem from dortmund. they play with 4 (FOUR) subs in the defense. subotic, humels insde and schmelzer and piszczek outside were all injured. they are coming back now.

    • bear06 - Jan 5, 2014 at 11:49 PM

      Yeah, injuries have been a problem for Dortmund this season especially in the backline. I was just saying that they do not lack young quality players.

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