Is the Lewi-Watch finally over?
According to the Daily Mirror, Robert Lewandowski will sign a pre-contract with Bayern Munich. Here are the details, according to Paul Smith:
The Borussia Dortmund striker will pocket a £10million signing-on fee and £130,000 a week wages when he signs a pre-contractual agreement in January.
No source of the information was disclosed, and there has yet to be another source confirmation.
Lewandowski indicated earlier this week in Bild that he had chosen his destination, and for teams to stop contacting him.
The Mirror article also mentions that Borussia Dortmund approached to resign him, but he insisted on an exit. The Polish striker currently leads the Bundesliga with 9 goals, as well as scoring three goals in four games in the UEFA Champions League for Dortmund.
England giants Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United and Manchester City were allegedly after Lewandowski's signature as well. The Telegraph quoted him in the past moth saying that he would like to venture to England some day, although ESPN FC reported that those reports were "wide of the mark."
Lewandowski had a Freudian slip when he "confirmed" a move to FC Bayern after BVB's extra time victory against TSV 1860 München in the DFB Pokal. He later retracted the conformation in an interview with Sport Bild.
Dortmund already seem to have a replacement for Lewandowski in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who signed with the yellows from French club AS Saint-Étienne for €13 million in the summer. He has seven goals in the Bundesliga despite only nine appearances in the starting XI, and drained a penalty against 1860 München to put BVB ahead in extra time.
Reports like these always need to be verified, but if Lewandowski is resolved on his decision, this story has some legs.
The Lewi-Watch is not over yet, so stay tuned...