Catalan giants FC Barcelona are on the verge of landing Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, after agreeing a deal with Bayern Munich for his services.
The Spanish outfit have been determined to sign the unsettled Bayern hitman all summer and have agreed a fee of £42.5m with the German champions in order to land their man.
Lewandowski had told Bayern he wants to leave, and following the latest turn of events, the unsettled Polish forward is now set to fly out to Spain on Saturday to finalize the move after months of negotiations.
Lewandowski – widely considered one of the best strikers in world football – could even sign in time to join Barcelona on their tour on the United States, with Bayern settling on a fee of £42.5m plus another five in add-ons.
He is expected to sign a three-year deal at the Nou Camp and the club are hopeful of wrapping up the transfer by Sunday.
Lewandowski has been intent on leaving Bayern – his home for the last eight seasons – after a fall-out with the club, telling them ‘my story is over’ and refusing to back down over his desire for a new challenge.
He has only one year remaining on his current contract and Bayern may only have one opportunity to cash in on a player of his quality this summer.