Robert Lewandowski set for move to FC Barcelona
FC Bayern has reached a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona on the transfer of Robert Lewandowski. "It's good for both sides that we have clarity. Robert has earned our appreciation, he has won everything with us. We are incredibly grateful to him," said club president Herbert Hainer in an interview with Bayerischer Rundfunk during the Allianz FC Bayern Team Presentation on Saturday.
CEO Oliver Kahn said: "We have agreed to release Robert Lewandowski. We have a verbal agreement with FC Barcelona, the contract is still pending. We know very well what we have to thank Robert for, but great players have also left FC Bayern in the past, and even after that, Bayern's world did not fall apart. On the contrary, it often continued with even more success."
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić added: "Robert Lewandowski has done great things for FC Bayern. We spoke at length with our colleagues from Barcelona and clarified the details. He said farewell this morning. After our trip to the USA, he'll come back one more time and we'll have a coffee together. We wish him every success at his new club."
Serge Gnabry has extended his stay at FC Bayern until 2026: