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Lewandowski joins Barca in Miami for US tour

MIAMI (AP) – Already wearing Barcelona’s colours, Robert Lewandowski joined the squad in Miami on Sunday ahead of his medical and the signing of his contract with the Catalan club.

“I am very happy to have joined FC Barcelona,” Lewandowski said from Miami in a video released by Barcelona ahead of its United States (US) tour.

The striker will sign his contract and be officially introduced by the club after undergoing the medical yesterday.

Barcelona on Saturday reached an agreement with Bayern Munich to acquire the Poland striker in a deal expected to reach nearly EUR50 million.

Barcelona’s squad, still without Lewandowski, had its first training session in the US on Sunday. They will play Inter Miami in Florida before facing Real Madrid in Las Vegas, Juventus in Dallas and the New York Red Bull in New Jersey.

The 33-year-old Lewandowski has been one of the most prolific scorers in the last decade and was voted as FIFA’s best player of the year in 2020 and 2021. He arrives to boost a Barcelona team that did not win any titles last season following the departure of Lionel Messi.

Robert Lewandowski embraces Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann at the end of training in Munich, Germany. PHOTO: AP