Countdown to the signing of Lewandowski
The Polish player's entourage believes that the signing could be completed this week
Robert Lewandowski will join Bayern's pre-season training camp in Säbener Strassee on Tuesday. An impeccable professional, the player has never had the slightest temptation to miss his first day of work as long as he is still under contract. However, sources close to the player have indicated that change could be coming, with the possibility of his signing for Barça, which could happen this week.
Bayern, as we have reported in SPORT, is waiting for an offer that reaches 50 million euros fixed. They will not accept a lower figure, and will neither accept payment in installments nor variables. And it is unlikely that there will be a change in stance from the Bavarian board. So the ball is now in the Blaugrana's court, who in order to make the arrival of the Golden Shoe winner to Xavi's ranks a reality, must now make the final push.
The player's entourage sees the transfer closer than ever in fact, and do not rule out the possibility that Lewandowski may not join his current teammates to travel to the United States for Bayern's pre-season tour from 18th to 24th July. In the German team’s official announcement of the trip to America, Robert continues to appear as a commercial hook along with Muller and Davies, although the Pole could eventually be absent from it.
In any case, if the transfer deal is not confirmed before Sunday, it is likely that he would travel with the Bavarian expedition and, when the time comes, join the Blaugrana, who themselves travel next Saturday to Miami and will tour much of the United States until July 31st (Miami, Las Vegas, Dallas and New York). The matter is highly anticipated and is in the hands of Barça, who must close the deal now that Bayern has opened the door to the departure of its top scorer. Negotiations between Barça and Chelsea for the players Marcos Alonso and Azpilicueta are also at a similar stage and are likely to be concluded shortly after.