Manchester City are reportedly considering the possibility of signing Robert Lewandowski as they search for alternatives to Harry Kane.
According to Daily Mail, Manchester City are monitoring the situation of Robert Lewandowski. The Bayern Munich goal machine faces an uncertain future at the Allianz Arena, with his current contract at Bavaria expiring in 2023.
Lewandowski is currently earning £300,000-a-week at Bayern, but is yet to sign a contract extension at the club. Many believe the Bundesliga giants might be ready to move on, especially following the arrival of Julian Nagelsman, who likes to work around younger players as opposed to experienced heads.
It has put Manchester City on red alert as they consider a move for the Bayern forward. The Polish international has had immense success in recent years and was the Ballon d’Or favourite in 2020 before it was cancelled. He performed even better this past season, breaking Gerd Muller’s 40 goal record in a single Bundesliga season by netting 41 times.
With 294 goals in just 329 matches, Lewandowski’s scoring tally with Bayern is truly impeccable. It makes him an ideal target for Manchester City, as they look to find a proper replacement for Sergio Aguero, who joined Barcelona in the summer.
The veteran Pole played under Pep Guardiola for two seasons, featuring in 100 competitive matches. The Catalan was a massive influence on the striker, as he improved his creative skill and link-up ability in the final third.
Therefore, the 32-year-old should not take much time settling into life at Etihad. Manchester City, on their part, have not had too much success in their pursuit of Harry Kane this summer, despite weighing up a recent bid worth £100 million.
However, recent reports do suggest that the Citizens are exploring potential alternatives. They are reportedly in the market for Atletico Madrid superstar Joao Felix while Southampton’s Danny Ings is another topic of conversation in Manchester.
But very few strikers would offer the experience and assurance Lewandowski does. And with Bayern Munich unsure over their commitment, it will be interesting to see how this transfer saga takes shape over the coming weeks.
The 2021/22 Bundesliga campaign is set to kickstart in the second week of August. It remains unknown as to how Bayern Munich may demand the services of their star player, but Manchester City need to move swiftly if they are to sign the Polish international this summer.