When Barcelona signed Robert Lewandowski this past summer for a fixed fee of €45 million, plus €5 million in variables, from Bayern Munich, it was heralded as a great coup.
After all, the Catalans had snagged one of the best strikers in the game for a reasonable price in the current inflated state of the market.
And, it is safe to say that Barcelona’s investment in Lewandowski has paid off handsomely so far for the club. The 34-year-old is leading the goalscoring chart in La Liga, having netted 14 goals in 16 appearances thus far.
On top of that, the Poland captain has five goals in five in the UEFA Champions League, coupled with two goals each in the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey.
In total, Lewandowski has found the back of the net on 23 occasions for Barcelona from 25 games in all competitions. The centre-forward has been key to Xavi Hernandez’s side performing admirably this season, especially in domestic competitions.
Now, Mundo Deportivo is reporting that Barça will have to pay Bayern Munich a sum of €1.25 million when Lewandowski scores two more goals and reaches the 25-goal mark for the season.
As per the report, the variable pay that was agreed between the two teams in the summer was that the Catalans would have to pay the Bundesliga champions €1.25 million for each season he scores 25 goals or more.
If he achieves that tally across each of the four seasons he has signed for with Barcelona, the figure would reach €5 million.
For now, following his goal against Real Betis on Wednesday, Lewandowski is just two goals away from reaching the mark which would lead to the Blaugrana paying Bayern Munich €1.25 million.
Up next, Barça play Sevilla and Villarreal in La Liga before taking on Manchester United in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League playoffs.