Lewandowski passes medical and joins Barcelona


MIAMI — Robert Lewandowski passed his medical and is ready to help put Barcelona back at the top in European soccer.

The striker was set to sign his contract and be officially introduced by Barcelona in Miami on Tuesday ahead of the team’s US tour, the AP reported.

“It was very easy to decide to come to Barça,” the Poland player said after joining his teammates in Florida. “Barça is back and I think I can help to put the team back at the top of European football.”

Barcelona this weekend reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to acquire Lewandowski in a deal expected to reach nearly 50 million euros.

The 33-year-old Lewandowski has been one of soccer’s most prolific scorers in the last decade and was voted FIFA player of the year in 2020 and 2021.

He arrives to boost a team that did not win any titles last season following the departure of Lionel Messi.

The club has been slowly rebuilding its squad after enduring financial struggles in recent seasons. — Agencies

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