Robert Lewandowski has a message for Barcelona ahead of Miami game | Watch
- Robert Lewandowski has completed a move to Barcelona from Bayern Munich
- The Catalans play Inter Miami in a pre-season friendly
- Lewandowski is in Miami too and shared a message for Barcelona
Robert Lewandowski has long signalled a desire to shift to Barcelona and the Polish striker finally completed a move to the top-flight La Liga club on July 16. Though the Catalans arrived in Miami for the pre-season friendly with Inter, it was reported that the 33-year-old striker and Xavi, the Barcelona coach, were not among the squad that arrived.
Lewandowski, instead, has a video of himself on the Miami beach.
The former Bayern Munich star is seen in a Barcelona jacket, standing atop a guard outpost, saying that he is "very happy to enjoy to Barcelona[sic]". Lewandowski concludes his message by saying "Forca Barca", meaning "come on" or "let's go" Barcelona.
After a long back and forth, with Bayern unwilling to sell and Lewandowski bent on a move, the Catalans have finally landed their transfer target. Barcelona also shared a clip of Lewandowski meeting his teammates ahead of the game against the David Beckham-owned Major League Soccer (MLS) side.
With Lewandowski on the squad, Barcelona will be looking to add more firepower to their forward line which the back-to-back Golden Boot winner looks poised to deliver.
Lewandowski joins the newest spate of Barcelona transfers which include Pablo Torre, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Raphinha.
Ahead of the deal being finalized, Lewandowski had made his intent to move very clear, saying in a press conference "Bayern is a serious club and I hope they will not keep me just because they can. A transfer is the best solution for all parties".
Barcelona have planned to build their squad around the talismanic striker who is expected to don the No 9 jersey when he goes onto the field for the Catalans.
Thus far, the La Liga side tied in their friendly against Olot on July 13, with both sides scoring a single goal.