Transfers

As an alternative to Kane? Manchester City sets its sights on Robert Lewandowski!

Robert Lewandowski
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In recent months, Robert Lewandowski has repeatedly been linked with an early departure from FC Bayern. According to consistent media reports, several top European clubs are interested in the Pole. Manchester City also seems to be intensively engaged with the 32-year-old top scorer.

The Daily Mail reports that the English champions have set their sights on Robert Lewandowski in their search for a new striker. According to the report, the Sky Blues have inquired about the attacker’s current contract situation and whether a transfer is possible in the summer.

Bayern do not want to let Lewandowski go

According to the Daily Mail, Harry Kane was or is Pep Guardiola’s preferred player. The problem: Tottenham Hotspur do not want to give away their star striker and have already rejected an offer of around 120 million euros.

Lewandowski is seen as a top alternative to Kane. Guardiola, in particular, knows the Pole very well from their times together at FC Bayern: from 2014 to 2016, the two won two championships and once the DFB Cup with the FCB.

According to information from the “BILD”, Bayern have not yet received an “official inquiry” from Manchester City. According to this, there has only been contact on the player’s side so far. It is also very unlikely that the Munich club will give its top scorer a transfer clearance this summer. President Herbert Hainer has even made it clear recently that they are open to a contract extension: “Robert is the best striker in the world. He still has two years left on his contract here, and I can well imagine us keeping him for longer.”

Julian Nagelsmann has also stressed these weeks that he is planning firmly with Lewandowski. For the 33-year-old, moreover, the persistent rumors are not a problem and are part of the business.

What is the pain threshold of the Bavarians

However, it is also clear that if Bayern receives an offer in the range of 100-120 million euros, they will certainly start to ponder. Lewandowski is contractually bound to the record champion only until 2023 and in the summer of 2022 at the latest, club and player must decide how to continue in the long term.

According to rumors, the Polish international is toying with a departure from the Isar, but Lewandowski is more likely to be drawn to Real Madrid in Spain. The royals are said to be the striker’s dream club.