Robert Lewandowski will join German champions Bayern Munich this summer in a free transfer, according to German newspaper Bild.
The Polish international had been linked with moved to Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal, but ended speculation after rejecting a move to the Premier League, opting to join Pepe Guardiola’s side.
The Dortmund striker’s contract expires this summer and previously said that he would not be signing a new contact, and he will now join the European champions this summer in a 5 year deal and worth over £9 million per year.
Lewandowski will complete a medical in the next couple of hours, with the deal set to be confirmed later today.
The Polish striker becomes yet another top player to leave Klopp’s Dortmund team that won back to back Bundesliga titles, with Shinji Kagawa joining Manchester United in 2012, Mario Gotze joining Bayern Munich last season, and now Lewandowski – and with Dortmund struggling domestically, this comes as another huge loss. It’s also reported that Marco Reus could depart in the summer, with a host of European sides chasing the German.
The 25-year old Pole has netted 16 goals for club and country this season – with 11 of those coming in the Bundesliga. The 5-year deal will keep the centre-forward at the Allianz Arena until 2019.