According to a report from the Daily Mirror, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola is contemplating a move for one of his old players: Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
The Citizens have been unable to penetrate the market for Tottenham Hotspur ace Harry Kane and could now be shifting focus to the Polish Hitman:
Manchester City are reportedly eyeing a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, with the club looking to replace record goalscorer Sergio Aguero.
Aguero left the Etihad this summer following the expiry of his contract and joined Barcelona on a free transfer.
City have been linked with a number of potential replacements for the 33-year-old, with Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane their top target.
The Metro stated that Manchester City had submitted a £100 million (€117 million) bid for Kane:
Manchester City have switched their attention to Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski after seeing a £100million bid for Harry Kane rejected by Tottenham.
Though Bayern want to keep the striker, he is 32 and wants a long-term deal that would go against the club’s contract policy. They fear that Lewandowski could push to leave next summer if he does not sign an extension, at which point he’ll be available on a cut-price fee given he’ll have just a year left on his contract. City are therefore willing to test the waters, though they’ll likely have to cough up around £70m for the former Dortmund ace.
Sport Bild journalist Christian Falk chimed in with his take and not shockingly, he pointed the finger at Lewandowski’s agent Pini Zahavi for the story:
Agent Pini Zahavi does his job and he is playing his little games well. But no Chance. Bayern won‘t sell @lewy_official this summer and @ManCity still want Harry Kane https://t.co/lw9POI80Mb— Christian Falk (@cfbayern) July 15, 2021
Lewandowski, of course, has been linked to Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Manchester United, and Chelsea among other clubs, but there is rampant skepticism that Bayern Munich would let the Polish Hitman walk away this summer.