Robert Lewandowski to join Bayern Munich this summer | inside World Soccer

Bayern Munich confirmed on Saturday that they have signed Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer, with the deal taking effect at the end of the season.

Robert Lewandowski will be swapping Black and Yellow for Red come the new season
Robert Lewandowski will be swapping Black and Yellow for Red come the new season

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The Poland international had informed Dortmund bosses last summer that he wanted to leave, but the club refused having already been hit by the departure of Mario Götze for the Bavarian giants.

Dortmund, though, are now helpless at letting Lewandowski, whose contract with the club ends at the end of the season, leave without getting a penny from the move.

The 25-year-old had a medical in the Bavarian capital on Saturday before signing a five-year contract with the reigning German and European champions.

Lewandowski will see out the remainder of his contract with Dortmund until the end of the season before joining Bayern on 1 July 2014.

The deal to take Poland's 2011 and 2012 Footballer of the Year to the Allianz Arena is believed to be worth €11 million-a-year.

"We are very happy that this transfer has gone through," Bayern Chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told the club's website.

"Robert Lewandowski is one of the world's top strikers. He will not only strength our squad, but his arrival will also give the entire club a boost.

"We're delighted that both parties have agreed to a five-year contract until 2019."

Lewandowski has scored 81 goals in 146 games since joining Dortmund in 2010, including 15 in 23 this season.


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