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Manchester City tempted by Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski; Manchester United also interested

Gasp! It may be possible that Pep has his sights set on Lewandowski... won’t be a regular transfer window without City spending at least 200 million, right?

Pep Guardiola meets HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the Presidential Affairs Office in Abu Dhabi...
Guardiola and Sheikh Mansour in Abu Dhabi.
Photo by Victoria Haydn/Manchester City FC via Getty Images

Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski is the best striker on the planet. And that might make him an appealing commodity to many clubs. In fact, there wouldn’t be a single club in the entire world that wouldn’t love to have the Polish hitman in their squad. Unsurprisingly, global financial (oil) footballing superpower, Manchester City, are interested in acquiring his services.

It’s completely likely that Pep Guardiola is interested in bringing Lewandowski to Manchester after seeing Lionel Messi make the move to Paris. More likely, though Guardiola’s bosses are seeking to inject the world’s best striker into the team’s attack. You have got to take all possible measures to ensure that you can win the UCL, right? City might see Bayern’s star striker as the solution to all those question-marks. Pep’s squad is full of top wingers and attacking midfielders like Jack Grealish, Kevin De Bryune and Riyad Mahrez, and bringing in a world class no. 9 who can be a playmaker and also hold the ball for his teammates might finally satisfy the Spaniard...or not.

According to a report from the Express, Manchester City might be ready to swoop in for Lewandowski, even if it means paying Bayern’s asking price of £100 million. This seems a bit absurd, considering Bayern have reiterated time and again that they have no intention of selling the Pole this summer (or the next).

For his part, Guardiola seemed to — somewhat — downplay his own personal interest in Lewandowski.

“Next question,” Guardiola said at his press conference today (as captured by OTB Sports). “Lewy is such an important player for Bayern Munich and he will stay at Bayern Munich. I am not going to talk with 11 days left about the transfer market.”

But the Express report doesn’t stop there. Manchester United are also drawn to a Lewandowski signing, with this report being corroborated by the Sun, the English Don Balon. However, United allegedly know Lewandowski’s stance in the matter, who, according to his previous agent, “only considers the Spanish sun (Real Madrid) to be a future option”.

In conclusion, Lewandowski won’t be going anywhere this summer, and will most probably not move to England in 2022 either. The tabloids (and/or Zahavi) are doing an excellent job of spurting out nonsense and successfully click-baiting millions, but it remains to be seen if the Bayern board are taking any of this seriously. My hunch is that they aren’t, and that the Pole is not going anywhere anytime soon.

And I’m sure Herr Oli Kahn will do the needful.