Posted January 04, 2014

Bayern Munich signs Robert Lewandowski to contract, to begin this summer

Alexander Abnos, Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund
Robert Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern Munich at the conclusion of the 2013-2014 season. (Frank Augstein/AP)

The reigning German, European, and world champions will add yet another high-caliber piece in 2014.

Bayern Munich officially announced the long-rumored signing of Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski on Saturday, officially capturing the services the Polish international starting with the 2014-2015 season. The deal comes just seven months after Lewandowski lined up opposite the Bavarians as a member of Borussia Dortmund in the 2013 Champions League Final.

Lewandowski’s contract with Dortmund runs out after this campaign, after which his new five-year deal with Bayern  will kick in. The contract is reported to be worth  €11 million (a shade under $15 million) per season. Another member of that 2012-2013 Dortmund team, Mario Götze, made a similar arrangement with Bayern Munich last season, though he didn’t play against his future team in the Champions League final due to a hamstring injury.

Lewandowski’s unsure club future hasn’t seemed to slow him down on the field. The striker has netted 11 goals with four assists in 17 Bundesliga games, along with four goals in six Champions League games. At Bayern, Lewandowski will in theory compete with Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic, another big-bodied striker who once again leads Bayern in scoring this season.

9 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

Bayern hasn't lost a league game this year. They may not lose one for the foreseeable future. And I think they'll defend their Champions League title. And they keep getting BETTER!

6marK6
6marK6

Every team in the Bundesliga is a farm team for Bayern. Lewandowski is an absolute stud. Thought Chelsea or Man U. might make a play for him.

Edward1
Edward1

Splendid. In other news, I just peeled an orange. 

Matthew W
Matthew W

If that's his dream move, then hope he's happy. Its just, his ego won't like it when he goes from automatic starter to having to fight for time. 


Beware of Mandzukic....he took the starting job from Super Mario Gomez who was an absolute predator for Bayern. If Lewa isn't prepared to outwork Manduzkic, he's going to be riding the pine until garbage time to spell Mandzukic. 


Again, here's Bayern snatching the best talent from their rivals in the Bundesliga. 


Best option for Dortmund would be to go get Zdeko from Citeh. He's been a beast in German with a lot less talent around him. He'll make the Dortmund fans forget about the Pole pretty quickly.

6marK6
6marK6

@Matthew W You are insane. Lewandowski is arguably the best striker in the world. He has a starting spot waiting.

Matthew W
Matthew W

@6marK6@Matthew W 

Because he has all of 1 more goal in league play than Mario right now? 

I hope you're basing your opinion on more than just that...

6marK6
6marK6

@Matthew W @6marK6  Dude, Mandzukic is gone. I bet you green money he will be in England next year, probably with Arsenal. I am not sure what Lewandowski did to you, but you are not rational.

Matthew W
Matthew W

@6marK6@Matthew W

That's what they said about Dortmund before Lucas Barrios was injured....in-steps a little known Pole and things worked out. It will again. With Reus, Ilkay, Grosskreutz, Sahin, and Henryik they still have more offensive talent than most of the Bundesliga. 

You don't pay that much for a guy unless the spot is reserved for him? Yeah...tell that to Mario Gomez. He was offloaded due to Mandzukic's play. Lewa is going to have to work for starts....remember he's coming in on a Bosman so there's nothing lost if he doesn't work out. 

6marK6
6marK6

@Matthew W @6marK6 I am basing it on what he has done the last three years with Dortmund, including carrying them into the Champions League Final, coupled with his play on the Polish national team, He is all Dortmund has and usually is blanketed by other teams. You don't pay that much for a guy unless the spot is reserved for him.