Barca lost another 10 million euros in the Lewandowski deal

The Camp Nou home team is said to have to spend a small amount of commission for the player as well as the representative Pini Zahavi.

The Athletic  revealed Barca had to pay 10 million euros in commissions to the parties involved to complete the transfer of Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich. The Polish striker and his family received 5 million euros in commission, while his agent Zahavi received the remaining 5 million euros.

This amount is equivalent to 20% of the transfer fee the Catalan team spends to own the player. Barcelona paid Bayern an amount of up to 50 million euros, making Lewandowski the third most expensive player over the age of 30 in world football history, after Cristiano Ronaldo (112 million euros) and Miralem Pjanic (60 million euros).


Representative Pini Zahavi played an important role in the Lewandowski case to Barca / Photo: SPE.

The reason Zahavi received so much money is because this Israeli “super agent” played an important role for the above deal to take place. Lewandowski publicly intends to leave Bayern Munich to join Barca from the end of the 2021/22 season. However, the German team wanted to keep the player and demanded a high transfer fee. In addition, in the process of negotiating with Barca, Bayern also doubted the financial capacity of the partner and wanted to receive the transfer money soon.


Barca then agreed to immediately pay Barca a sum of up to 45 million euros, the remaining 5 million euros will be paid depending on Lewandowski’s performance at the new team.

Barca president Joan Laporta revealed Lewandowski’s agent played an important role in the deal. “Pini Zahavi was an important factor for Barca to sign Robert Lewandowski,” Laporta told the New York Times. “Barca and Zahavi have a brotherly relationship and trust each other.”


Zahavi also played an important role in persuading Lewandowski to reduce his salary at Barca. Lewandowski signed a 3-year contract with the Camp Nou team (with a one-year extension clause), earning a salary of 9 million euros/season (excluding bonuses) at the Catalan club. He accepted to reduce his income by more than 40% compared to when he was at Bayern Munich.

RAC1  revealed Barca can choose to terminate Lewandowski’s contract at the end of the second season, when the striker born in 1988 will receive a certain financial compensation. If he stays at the Camp Nou until the third season, the player’s salary will drop significantly, everything will be the same for the fourth season.


Zahavi revealed he turned down many offers from Chelsea or other big clubs in the summer, to fulfill the Polish striker’s dream of moving to Barcelona.

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