(CNN) Robert Lewandowski was transferred to Barcelona. Announcement On Tuesday, it is fair to say that Bayern Munich boss Julian Nagelsmann was baffled.
The 33-year old joined the Spanish giant in Bayern for $46.1million plus $5.12million additionals. He signed a four-year contract that included a buyout clause of $512.47million.
This Polish striker was on Barca’s bench during Inter Miami’s 6-0 thrashing. It is the fourth most prominent signing of the summer by Xavi, as he tries to rebuild his team.
Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen signed free transfers, while Franck Kesselsi and Franck Christensen were also granted free transfers. The Blaugrana reported that they spent more than $56.33 million to acquire Brazil’s Raphinha from Leeds United.
Nagelsmann was left confused by the large sums of money that were spent on a club that has suffered years of financial mismanagement. This has led to huge debt and an inflated wage bill.
He admitted that Lewandowski’s transfer was a good thing for both clubs but claimed Barcelona is the only club in the world with no money, but can buy all players.
img alt=”Nagelsmann smiles at a training session held July 7, 2021. Nagelsmann smiles at a training session held on July 7, 2021.
He said that he was a little confused and naive about Bayern’s preseason match against DC United. But he explained that they always find solutions. “I don’t know how.”
Barca has had to let go of many of its most valuable assets due to financial mismanagement, including Lionel Messi (the greatest player in Barca’s history).
Last year, President Joan Laporta exposed the full extent and “very worrying” state of Barcelona’s financial situation. He stated that the club was over $1.5B in debt with a net worth of $515M.
signed a multi-year shirt sponsorship deal with Spotify. This was in order to inject some funds into rebuilding a young team.
Barcelona also activated many financial “levers to bring in hundreds and millions of euro to ease the burden in short-term, most notably through the sale a portion of their La Liga TV rights over the next 25 years.
Along with some of its young stars, Pedri and Gavi, the team now has a spine full of more experienced players than it did at the start of last season.
Lewandowski warming up in preparation for a friendly against Inter Miami.
Lewandowski is the cherry on top of this rebuilding. The proven goal scorer provides a focal point for all the team.
Bayern’s second-highest scorer, Gerd Müller, was 344 goals in 375 games. He also scored 50 goals in 46 matches last season.
After joining Borussia Dortmund as a free transfer in 2014, he won the league in Munich in each of the eight seasons. He also won the Champions League in 2020.