Robert Lewandowski had always left his future beyond this season in question, but now things have completely changed.
The Polish star has agreed to a five-year-deal with last year’s German champions, Bayern Munich, according to BBC Sport.
This makes him the second player from Borussia Dortmund to be acquired by Bayern in short succession, following Mario Gotze.
Now while the exact numbers have not been mentioned, it is believed that the contract is worth approximately $15million a year. This would potentially make the total value of the deal $75million, which is significantly less than that of other star forwards this year.
So what does this mean for the German Bundesliga?
Well it means two things for sure, the first being that Dortmund now has to begin to figure out who their next striker will be. The second thing is that Bayern has in a single move almost, monopolised the entire league.
This was already a team that was so rich in talent that stars such as Mario Gotze have been largely resigned to the bench. Add in the fact that Manchester United are looking to add Marco Reus and you can begin to envisage a future where the relative duopoly of Dortmund and Bayern is effectively reduced to simply being Bayern.
It may be that not only will Bayern dominate the Bundesliga but absolutely govern what happens there due to their play from match to match.
That is unless, Dortmund can make a key transfer of their own to match what will be a huge loss of talent from their club.
These next few months will be insightful as to what their plans might be as they only have Lewandowski until June of this year.
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