Robert Lewandowski completes Barcelona move as club confirm £42.5m deal

Barcelona have confirmed the signing of Polish striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich in a €50m (£42.5m) deal.

Lewandowski, 33, had one year left on his contract with Bayern but had made clear his desire to sign for Barca, which placed him at the top of his wish list for the summer.

The Polish international, signed by Borussia Dortmund in 2014, scored 50 goals in 46 games last season to help Bayern win their 10th consecutive Bundesliga title, bringing the club’s total tally to 344.

Barcelona said Lewandowski has a €500m (£425.9m) release clause and has signed a four-year contract.

Lewandowski has joined the rest of the Barcelona squad in Miami on the club’s pre-season tour of the United States.

“I’m finally here, I’m very happy to be here with Barcelona,” Lewandowski told the Spanish club’s media channel.

“The last few days were very long days, but in the end the deal is done, so now I can focus on a new chapter in my life, a new challenge.

“I have always wanted to play in LaLiga and in the big clubs. I’m here to help Barça get back to the top and win as many titles as possible”.