Manchester City have been linked with Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker is one of the many names linked with a move to the Etihad in recent times, with the Cityzens keen on landing a proper number nine.
Robert Lewandowski, 33, has shown no signs of slowing down as he cruised his way to win the Best Men’s Player in the annual FIFA award ceremony. Last season, Lewandowski also managed to break Gerd Muller’s record, finishing the season with 41 goals from 29 appearances.
This season, the former Borussia Dortmund man seems to be keen on matching his personal best as he has managed to score 23 goals already, from just 19 appearances. With that said, it is no surprise that the Bavarians want to keep Lewandowski, whose contract expires in 2023.
As per German outlet BILD, the reigning Bundesliga champions are keen on extending the contract of the 33-year-old. The club has a policy of offering only a 1-year extension to players aged above 30 but are willing to make an exception in the case of Lewandowski if he agrees to a pay-cut. With that said, the club is ready to offer a 1-year extension to the striker anyway.
In the event that the striker does not accept the new contract offer proposed by the Bavarians, he would be placed on the summer market.
City have been linked with the 33-year-old, who is said to be valued at €50 million by the Bundesliga champions.
This could be a welcome transfer boost for the Cityzens who are also in the race to sign either Erling Haaland or Dusan Vlahovic. While Haaland has been tipped to go to Spain, Vlahovic has been tipped to move to England. In the odd event where the Sky Blues fail to land either of the 21-year-old’s, Lewandowski could be a very attractive and effective short-term solution to the club’s persistent number 9 issue.
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