Lewandowski meets his new Barca team-mates for the first time in Florida after sealing £42.5m switch from Bayern Munich, ahead of his debut.
After completing a £42.5 million transfer from Bayern Munich, Robert Lewandowski has met up with his new Barcelona teammates in Florida.
The prolific Polish striker hugged his new teammates and club president Joan Laporta before posing on a lifeguard stand at a Florida beach.
The 33-year-old, who scored an incredible 344 goals in 375 games for Bayern, pledged to score a ton of goals in Spain to bring back the Nou Camp’s glory days.
“I am finally here, and I am thrilled to be joining Barcelona.” The previous few days have been really demanding, but the agreement is now final, so I’m going to concentrate on a fresh chapter and a fresh task,’ Lewandowski added.
“But I’m still that guy who wants to win—not only the game, but the titles, too, so I’m hoping that we’ll start winning right away and go for the crowns both during the season and at the conclusion.
“I always wanted to play in La Liga and for the greatest teams,” the player once said. The next step is it. It presented a fresh challenge for my personal life as well.
I’m here to assist Barcelona go back to the top and to winning as many trophies as they can because I feel it’s time to get them there.
“I have been communicating with Xavi, and I know that his head and his thoughts are moving in a positive direction from the beginning.” He made it simple for me to get to Barcelona.
“I play because I want to play and win, and with Xavi, it is highly likely to happen.” He was an incredible athlete and is now a very excellent coach with an amazing future, so he understands precisely how to teach Barcelona.
Goals provide a constant high. I constantly want to victory, not just in games but also in titles. We can accomplish a lot this season since we have so many players of incredible caliber.
Tuesday’s opening match of their American trip against MLS outfit Inter Miami might see Lewandowski make his Barcelona debut.
Then, on July 23, they go to Las Vegas to face their bitter rivals Real Madrid. Then, on July 26, they play Juventus in Dallas, and on July 30, they play the New York Red Bulls.
Lewandowski traveled to Miami for a physical after Barcelona revealed over the weekend that they had reached a deal in principle to sign him.
With only one year left on his contract, the forward told Bayern of his wish to depart last month.
Lewandowski told Sky Sports News in Germany, “I will return and properly say farewell to all the staff.” I didn’t have a lot of time to prepare.
You never forget how great these eight years were. In Munich, I had a terrific time.
“I’ll be taking off shortly, but after the training camp I’ll return and properly say farewell and set up a few more things.”
“I bid the players on the field today adieu.” I wasn’t concerned about being hurt during practice. At home, anything may happen to me. I re-trained with the lads because I wanted to stay in shape.
The 33-year-old scored an amazing 50 goals from 46 appearances last season, some of the greatest scoring rates of any striker in Europe.
He scored 55 goals in 47 games, putting him in position to win the Ballon d’Or for the 2019–20 season. Unfortunately, the presentation was postponed because to the Covid-19 epidemic.
He scored 48 more goals the next year, but Lionel Messi won the prize.
Every year he won the Bundesliga championship, and in 2020 he also won the Champions League.
At the Nou Camp, the Polish international will be reunited with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, his old attack partner for Dortmund. Together, the two scored 44 goals in the 2013–14 campaign.
Despite their financial difficulties, Barcelona has already started a strong hiring spree this summer, signing free agents Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
Due to their cautious approach to their transfer business, Barcelona agreed to an £8.5 million penalty clause when they finalised the acquisition of Raphinha from Leeds on Friday in a deal worth up to £55 million.
To guarantee that their new acquisitions can be registered under LaLiga financial requirements, they must unload a number of players.
Frenkie de Jong, a target for Manchester United, might be one of them.