Robert Lewandowski posted his farewell to Bayern Munich fans on Saturday, amid confirmation of his high-profile transfer to Barcelona.
The Poland international is set to sign a four-year contract with Barcelona, ending months of speculation over his future at Sabener Strasse.
The two-time European Golden Boot winner has been adamant in his desire to leave Bayern after protracted negotiations over a contract extension until the end of the upcoming season.
Joining the Barcelona squad on their tour of the United States, the 33-year-old expressed his gratitude to Bayern, where he has won the Bundesliga title in each of his eight seasons, along with the Champions League and FIFA Club World. Cup.
“I would like to thank my teammates, staff, club management, and everyone who has always supported me and made it possible for us to win trophies for FC Bayern,” Lewandowski wrote on Instagram.
“I am proud of what we have achieved together. Above all, I would like to thank the fans, because it is you who make FC Bayern the special club that it is. I am honored to have spent eight wonderful years with this club and its fans and will forever remain in my heart.”
Lewandowski, who has scored 344 goals in 375 games across all competitions for Bayern, is Barcelona’s fourth signing of the off-season despite the club’s much publicized financial difficulties, alongside Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Raphinh.