True cost of Robert Lewandowski deal revealed as Pini Zahavi takes large commission from the operation.
Some said Barcelona overpaid for Robert Lewandowski this summer, and it has now been revealed that the total sum may have been €55 million.
The club had stated that the actual transfer transaction was for €45 million, with an additional €5 million in variables. The Athletic has now disclosed via Sport that Pini Zahavi, the agent for Lewandowski, is owed an additional €5 million.
Given that he refused to comply with Bayern Munich’s demands, the Israeli super-agent is definitely a major factor in why Lewandowski is at Barcelona, but suspicions will be aroused because the commission is worth at least 10% of the actual transaction.
Lewandowski, who will turn 34 in 18 days, had just one year left on his contract when he departed Bayern.
Many believed that would dramatically lower the transfer fee, much like Sadio Mane, who transferred to Bayern for €18 million cheaper and is three years younger.
In the end, his transfer fee will be justified if he leads Barcelona to success in La Liga and the Champions League. Lewandowski is the chosen one, nevertheless, in the opinion of the Blaugrana.