Robert Lewandowski signs for Bayern Munich
Robert Lewandowski has completed a deal to sign with the Bavarians
Polish striker Robert Lewandowski has ended all speculations about his future after signing a five-year contract with Borussia Dortmund's arch-rivals Bayern Munich.
The striker has agreed personal terms with the Bavarians and will join them on July 1, 2014.
Shortly after the German champions released a statement, regarding the Pole's transfer on their website: "Following the obligatory pre-transfer medical in Munich, Lewandowski signed a five-year contract keeping him at FCB until 30 June 2019. The club was represented by chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and board director for sport Matthias Sammer, with the player represented by his agents Cezary Kucharski and Maik Barthel.
"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. We’re delighted both parties have today signed a five-year contract until 2019.”
Lewandowski will join former team-mate Mario Götze, who left Borussia for Bayern just last summer.
The news that Lewandowski will head to Munich come as little surprise, as the Pole was tipped to be swapping the two German giants by former Bayern manager Jupp Heynckes and his own agent.
Lewy has been in great form this season with scoring 11 goals and providing four assists in 16 Bundesliga games. The Pole has a total of 15 goals in all competition and is a great transfer for Bayern.
His strength is his versatility and ability to score goals in a number of ways.
He can run into channels and slip past defenders with solid pace, beat players one-on-one or hold up play in the attacking build-up. He can also score from distance, poach goals inside the box with his head or feet, volley home shots with the best in the world and create space for himself in cramped quarters.
At Bayern, however, he will have to fight with Mario Mandzukic for a spot in the Starting XI, but given his form in the last three years, Robert Lewandowski should make Bayern's great team into the best in Europe.
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