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Football: Lewandowski completes Bayern Munich switch

Published on Jan 5, 2014 6:38 AM
 
A picture taken on Nov 26, 2013, shows Dortmund's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski celebrating after the 3-1 goal during the Uefa Champions League Group F football match Borussia Dortmund v SSC Napoli in Dortmund, Germany. Lewandowski will leave Borussia Dortmund for German rivals Bayern Munich in the summer on a five-year deal, the European champions confirmed on Saturday. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN (AFP) - Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will leave Borussia Dortmund for German rivals Bayern Munich in the summer on a five-year deal, the European champions confirmed on Saturday.

The 25-year-old has been at Dortmund since the 2010-11 season, but his current contract was due to expire in June, and the Bavarian giants revealed he will join their ranks on July 1.

"We're delighted both parties have today signed a five-year contract until 2019," Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who was present for the signature along with sporting director Matthias Sammer after Lewandowski underwent a medical.

"Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world," said Rummenigge. "We're very pleased about completing this transfer. He will strengthen the Bayern squad and give us another boost."

 
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