Key details of Robert Lewandowski’s Barcelona contract
This could be yet another big day for FC Barcelona. While the team has landed in the United States for the pre-season tour, much of the focus could be on Robert Lewandowski.
The Pole is expected to undergo a medical in Miami today after Barcelona reached an agreement with Bayern Munich yesterday. The club are expected to pay a figure of around €45 million upfront, plus an additional €5 million, if the added variables are met.
There are reports that suggest Barça may also have to pay a €20 million commission fee to Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi. The Israeli player agent has played a key role behind the scenes in facilitating the transfer and is set to receive €5 million per year from the club.
Lewandowski himself is poised to sign a four-year contract until 2026. He will be on a wage of around €9 million per year, which is considered a threshold value for Barcelona’s new wage structure under Joan Laporta.
It essentially means Lewandowski could be the highest earner in Barcelona’s new wage regime, apart from players such as Frenkie de Jong and Gerard Pique, who had signed contracts under the previous management.
Meanwhile, Gerard Romero has dropped an important piece of update on Lewandowski’s contract. The reputed journalist suggests Lewandowski’s four-year contract could include several clauses in order to safeguard Barcelona, in case the striker fails to deliver.
Firstly, the Pole may sign a 3+1 year contract, meaning the initial deal may only last up to 2025, with Barcelona having the option to extend his contract for a further year.
In addition, the former Borussia Dortmund superstar has agreed to take up a lowered salary during the final two years of his contract. This should apply from the 2024/25 season onwards, although Lewandowski can certainly demand new terms if he can replicate his form in La Liga.
Finally, Barcelona will have an option to terminate his contract in the final two years of his deal by paying a compensation fee.