Bayern Munich star considering transfer, with Man City and Real Madrid interested – originally posted on Sportslens.com
Robert Lewandowski is considering leaving Bayern Munich this summer, according to Sky Sports journalist Marc Behrenbeck (via Football Daily).
Lewandowski joined Bayern Munich in 2014 on a free transfer following the expiry of his contract at rivals Borussia Dortmund. Since then, he has enjoyed a highly successful time at the Allianz Arena.
In his 329 appearances in all competitions for the Bavarians, he has scored a staggering 294 goals. This has helped his side to seven Bundesliga titles, three DFB Pokals, and a Champions League.
However, there are rumours that the Poland international could be on his way out of the Bundesliga this transfer window. Sky in Germany reporter Marc Behrenbeck claims that the striker feels like his story at Bayern Munich is complete, and now wishes to move to Real Madrid.
Despite this, the club are unlikely to allow their star man to leave. He has two years remaining on his current contract, leaving them under little pressure to sell at this moment in time.
Real Madrid have been looking for a new striker this summer as they seek a long-term replacement for top scorer Karim Benzema. The Frenchman is still one of the world’s best forwards, but is 33 years old now.
However, Lewandowski is unlikely to fix this problem, given that he also turns 33 next month. The likes of Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe seem like far more suitable options, although they would probably cost more than Los Blancos could afford.
Lewandowski has also been linked with a move to the Premier League, with the Daily Mail claiming that Manchester City are interested. The English champions are in the market for a new striker following the departure of club legend Sergio Aguero.
Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane was believed to be the number one target, but little progress is being made in the negotiations. The Cityzens apparently view Lewandowski as an alternative, although again his age could be an issue.