In an interview with kicker (as captured by Sport Bild), Lewandowski indicated that help is on the way:
I don’t know exactly what’s coming, but there’s still something coming. But one thing is clear, the club knows that a new player has to help directly. You can’t give him two years.
Having a capable back-up would give Lewandowski “peace of mind” and allow him to use his rest days to observe the team and use those insights “positively into the next game.”
Lewandowski did have an understudy until midway through last season when Sandro Wagner left for Tianjin Teda in China. Regardless, Lewandowski knows that he needs a capable replacement for those days when he could use a break physically or mentally.
If you have the option of a second striker, that’s better — for the team and for me. I can watch the game from the outside and see how the team plays without me.
If Hamburger SV acquisition Jann-Fiete Arp can earn a position on the first team, he would join Thomas Muller and Serge Gnabry as the next options should Lewandowski require a rest.
Interestingly, Sport Bild referenced Bayern’s pursuit of RB Leipzig star Timo Werner and noted that the 23-year-old Germany international’s potential role would likely be on the wing.
Also the possible engagement of Leipzig’s Timo Werner (23) would obviously not be a back-up option for Lewy. The German national player would therefore be more likely to play on the wings.
Over the course of this season, Lewandowski accumulated 40 goals and 13 assists across 47 games in all competitions this season.