Real Madrid have reportedly identified Robert Lewandowski as one of the alternatives for Kylian Mbappe, with a summer move being lined up.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Robert Lewandowski has once again popped up on the radar of Real Madrid over a move in the summer transfer window. The 32-year-old Bayern Munich striker is viewed as an alternative for Kylian Mbappe, who is Los Blancos’ primary target.
Lewandowski will go down in history as one of the best strikers the game has ever seen, having been a goal machine ever since he first arrived in the Bundesliga by joining Borussia Dortmund. The move to Bayern Munich has taken his career to unprecedented heights, with a splendid tally of 294 goals and 65 assists in 329 appearances to show for his efforts.
Having been such an extraordinary performer in the Bundesliga, it is hardly surprising that some of the biggest clubs from across Europe have constantly been eager to secure his services. Heading into the summer transfer window, Real Madrid have been hot on the trails of the 32-year-old amid rumours that he is ready to call it quits at Bayern Munich.
In the ongoing window, Real Madrid have a tricky objective to oversee a smooth transition of the first-team following the departure of Zinedine Zidane and the subsequent arrival of Carlo Ancelotti. Just about every department in the squad is up to be bolstered, and in attack, the succession plan for Karim Benzema needs to be laid down as well.
To that end, Real Madrid have identified Kylian Mbappe as their long-term priority, with reports suggesting that the Frenchman is open to a move as well. However, with Paris Saint-Germain keeping a strong hold on their prized possession, any pursuit of the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner is bound to be complicated.
As a result, the Merengues have compiled a shortlist of potential alternatives in the scenario they are unable to land Mbappe, although some are wide forwards while some are out-and-out strikers. This list includes Raheem Sterling, Harry Kane and Lewandowski, among others, with Real Madrid now considering a possible move for them.
While Lewandowski will not be a long-term replacement for Benzema, his presence in the first-team setup could take some burden off of the Frenchman, who could, in turn, create a formidable strike partnership with the Pole. But, Bayern Munich are likely to hold firm on their stance to not sell the 32-year-old goal machine, and it remains to be seen if Real Madrid are able to swoop him away from the Bundesliga giants.