Barcelona and Bayern Munich have reached an agreement in principle over the transfer of striker Robert Lewandowski with announcement of the deal set to be made this new week.
Lewandowski’s medicals are expected not to be a huge problem with the Catalan side.
The Polish striker will undergo his medicals in Miami, Florida before penning the deal for £42.5m.
The 33-year-old expressed his desire to leave the German champions earlier in the summer and is understood to have been keen for a move to Camp Nou despite the financial crisis rocking the side coached by the legendary midfield maestro Xavi Hernandez.
Lewandowski has less than 12 months left to run on his existing contract at the Allianz Arena, meaning that Bayern were at risk of losing the Poland international on a free transfer in 2023.
However, club chiefs such as Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic frequently insisted that the two-time Best FIFA Men’s Player will honour his contract with the Bavarian giants.
The Bavarians have since signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool on a three-year contract and have renewed the contracts of Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Koman.
Izuchukwu Okosi is a Nigerian sports and entertainment journalist with two decades of experience in the media industry having begun his media journey in 2002 as an intern at Mundial Sports International (MSI) and Africa Independent Television (AIT), owners of Daar Communications Plc.
In October 2004, Okosi joined Complete Communications Limited, publishers of Complete Sports newspaper and Complete Football magazine as a reporter and later script writer for the Complete Sports studio.
He worked there for 13 years until October 2017.
Okosi also worked various times as Correspondent, Content creator and Editor at Sports Market International Magazine, Opera News, All Nigeria Soccer Media and Iconic Media Watch.
He also undertook freelance writing gigs for some local and international organizations.
Okosi is a member of the Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), Association of Movie Producers (AMP), Association of Voiceover Artistes of Nigeria (AVOA), Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) and Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
He has been part of cast in some Nollywood movies and radio dramas including Blood Money 2, Scores To Settle, Dead End 2, Another Campus Tale and Battle Line.
Aside mainstream media and the entertainment industry, he has interests in scouting/unearthing of talents in the sports and creative sectors, exports business and property development.