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Report: PSG to pursue Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as a backup transfer option

Robert Lewandowski is rumored to be PSG’s fallback plan if they fail to sign Erling Haaland.

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Ligue 1 giants PSG have been rounding up potential replacements for Kylian Mbappé for some time now as the 22-year-old is expected to leave for Real Madrid next summer. Per le10sport (via Daily Mail), the Parisians want to pair Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland with Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. and are keeping Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as a backup option if they fail to strike a deal with the Norwegian.

Given PSG’s obsession with stacking their roster by adding hotshots who possess abundant experience, one would wonder why they are not pursuing Lewandowski. To put it simply, the club’s sporting director Leonardo Araújo is reportedly eyeing to satisfy the club’s long-term needs and hence considers the 21-year-old a more suitable replacement than the Polish international.

Mauricio Pochettino had recently opened up about wanting to keep Mbappé at PSG but the departure of the youngster is very likely. With his contract about to expire, he will be walking away for free if the club decides to bid him adieu.