Lewandowski's Barcelona wages: He won't be among La Liga's 9 best-paid players

Robert Lewandowski is signing for Barcelona from Bayern Munich

Barcelona announced the signing of Robert Lewandowski on Saturday afternoon.

Barca have agreed to pay Bayern Munich £42.5m for the Polish striker’s services.

He will join the La Liga giants pending signing of contracts and a successful medical.

“I will come back and say a proper goodbye to all the employees. I didn’t have much time to prepare for it,” Lewandowski told Sky Sport News in Germany on Saturday, per The Daily Mail.

“These eight years were special and you don’t forget that. I had a great time in Munich. I will fly soon, but after the training camp I will come back and say goodbye properly and organise a few more things.

“I said goodbye to the guys on the pitch today. I wasn’t worried about an injury in training. Something can happen to me at home. Wanted to keep fit and trained with the boys again.”

It’s well known that Barcelona are in all sorts of financial trouble.

Robert Lewandowski is signing for Barcelona from Bayern Munich
WOLFSBURG, GERMANY – MAY 14: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after their side finished the season as Bundesliga champions during the Bundesliga match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern München at Volkswagen Arena on May 14, 2022 in Wolfsburg, Germany. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

And so Lewandowski, who is one of the best players in the world, has agreed to take a massive pay-cut in order to complete the move.

Marca revealed in March that Lewandowski was earning a gross salary of €23m-per-year at Bayern Munich.

Marca state that he will sign a contract until 2026 with a net salary of €9m-per-year at Barcelona, which works out to a gross salary of around €17.6m-per-year [€336,000-per-week], according to salaryaftertax.com.

That means Lewandowski has taken a mammoth €5.4m-per-year pay-cut to secure his dream move to Barcelona.

Marca also revealed the highest-paid La Liga players back in March. And Lewandowski has taken such a massive pay-cut that he does not feature among the top nine.

View the nine highest-paid players in La Liga below… (all salaries in gross)

9. Luka Modric – €20m-per-year

8. David Alaba – €20m-per-year

7. Jan Oblak – €20m-per-year

6. Jordi Alba – €20m-per-year

5. Antoine Griezmann – €20m-per-year

4. Toni Kroos – €22m-per-year

3. Sergio Busquets – €23m-per-year

2. Karim Benzema – €24m-per-year

1. Eden Hazard – €30m-per-year

Eden Hazard in action for Real Madrid
PARIS, FRANCE – MAY 27: Eden Hazard of Real Madrid warms up during the Real Madrid Training Session at Stade de France on May 27, 2022 in Paris, France. Real Madrid will face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final on May 28, 2022. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

So Hazard will be earning almost 2x more than Lewandowski. That is insane.

Lewandowski is expected to arrive in Miami on Sunday where he will complete his medical. He will then join up with Barca for their pre-season tour.

He could make his debut against Inter Miami on Wednesday.

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