According to reports from French outlet L’Equipe, as relayed by iMiaSanMia, Bayer Munich will not be selling star striker Robert Lewandowski this summer amid links with Manchester City.
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to make a few quality additions to his squad to try and launch another assault at winning the Champions League.
Signing a top-quality striker remains firmly in Guardiola’s plans following Sergio Aguero’s departure to Barcelona, with Tottenham Hotspur star Harry Kane his number 1 target.
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However, signing Harry Kane has proved difficult for the Premier League champions so far due to Tottenham’s mammoth demands.
This has left the Sky Blues with no option but to explore alternatives to Kane, and as per last week’s reports, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski has popped on the club’s radar.
Lewandowski, 32, is one of the best strikers on the planet, a leader and serial winner, with the potential to make this City side even better.
He has been scoring goals left, right and centre for Bayern Munich ever since joining on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund in 2014.
The Poland international broke Gerd Muller’s long-standing record for Bundesliga goals in a season by netting his 41st last season. He’s become better and better with age and experience, helping Bayern win trophies after trophies in his seven-year stay.
Lewandowski turns 33 next month and would relish a move to the Premier League. However, L’Equipe (h/t iMiaSanMia) claims Bayern are not willing to sanction their star striker’s sale in this transfer window, though; a move next summer cannot be ruled out. But the Bavarians would be expecting to get around €50 million in2022.
Lewandowski’s contract at the Allianz Arena expires in 2023 and will not face a dearth of suitors should he decide to start a new adventure before his glittering career ends. For now, however; Guardiola and Manchester City have been handed a big blow in their pursuit of the Polish centre-forward.
It remains to be seen what Guardiola does next to bolster his attacking ranks ahead of City’s Premier League title defence in 2021/22 campaign.