Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski confirmed on Saturday that he will leave the Champions League runners-up next summer join German rivals Bayern Munich in the summer on a five-year deal
“We’re delighted to have sealed this transfer and that both parties have signed a contract until 2019,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, describing Lewandowski as “one of the top strikers in the world.”
“He’s going to strengthen Bayern,” added Rummenigge.
Poland’s 2011 and 2012 Footballer of the Year has found the net 65 times in 115 Bundesliga appearances and set up a further 26 goals since joining Dortmund from KKS Lech Poznan in 2010. Lewandowski, who is also the top flight’s current joint-top scorer on 11 goals, follows the same route as Mario Götze, who swapped Black and Yellow for Red last summer.
This is a huge signing for Bayern. Not only are they getting a 25-year-old striker who is about to enter his prime for nothing, but they simultaneously make their biggest domestic rivals weaker.