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It’s official: Lewandowski joins the ranks of Bayern Munich this summer

Germany Soccer Bundesliga

Dortmund’s Robert Lewandowski of Poland, center, celebrates his side’s opening goal during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich in Dortmund, Germany, Wednesday, April 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn) - NO MOBILE USE UNTIL 2 HOURS AFTER THE MATCH, WEBSITE USERS ARE OBLIGED TO COMPLY WITH DFL-RESTRICTIONS, SEE INSTRUCTIONS FOR DETAILS -

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Robert Lewandowski’s status as a nemesis of Bayern Munich is all but over, as the 25-year-old Borussia Dortmund star has agreed to join Pep Guardiola’s “Star of the South” in July.

Lewandowski has just six months remaining on his contract with Dortmund, which allowed him to sort out a pre-contract with Bayern Munich. After passing his medical, Lewandowski signed a five-year deal that will keep him at Bayern Munich through 2019 once he joins the club on July 1.

“We’re very pleased about completing this transfer,” commented FC Bayern Munich AG chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “Robert Lewandowski is one of the best strikers in the world. He will strengthen the Bayern squad and give us another boost.”

The Polish striker has scored 11 goals in 17 matches this season and has totaled 65 goals in 112 appearances since joining Dortmund from Lech Poznan in 2010.

Dortmund is 12 points back of Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga table, and both clubs are still alive in the 2013/14 UEFA Champions League. Dortmund faces Zenit St. Petersburg in the next round while Bayern battles Arsenal.

News of his signing will not be met with glee in London and Manchester, as Chelsea and Manchester United were two clubs hopeful of securing his signature.

German newspaper Bild says the contract will pay Lewandowski €11 million a year.

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