It is an open secret that Manchester City need to sign a striker.
According to the football transfer rumours in British media, Manchester City are poised to land Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland international joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer in July 2014. His contract expires in the summer of 2023.
The striker registered 48 goals and 9 assists in 40 appearances across all competitions last season.
The 32-year-old is considered to be the best striker in Poland. His record for Poland is also impressive. Lewandowski has scored 69 goals in 122 matches for Poland at senior level.
Manchester City shortlist Robert Lewandowski as transfer target.
Pep Guardiola is a long term admirer of Lewandowski and believes he can get the most out of the Poland international.
The English giants are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
Lewandowski is a traditional number nine, having all types of finishes in his locker. His finishing abilities when in and around the box will come as a massive asset to Guardiola’s side.
According to the report, “Manchester City are showing serious interest in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski. The Polish marksman is one of the most prolific goalscorers in Europe in the past few seasons. He still has two years left on his contract with Bayern, but has not renewed his deal. According to the Daily Mail, City are monitoring his situation with a view to making a move this summer. The Citizens’ primary targets are Harry Kane from Tottenham or Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. However, Lewandowski may be seen as a slightly more affordable alternative.”
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City will have to come up with the right proposal to convince Lewandowski to join the club.
Bayern would be wise to keep the Poland international, but if they do let him go expect it to be for a hefty sum.
Robert Lewandowski ideal fit for Manchester City?
Undoubtedly he would be a fantastic recruit for Manchester City.
A striker of Lewandowski’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Manchester City squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Guardiola’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his attacking department.
Manchester City fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see how the situation unfolds in the next few weeks.
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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.