Football journalist Ian McGarry has been sharing some details regarding a potential transfer move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski from Manchester City this summer.
This comes after McGarry co-hosted a recent edition of The Transfer Window Podcast where he spoke about a range of transfer-related topics.
After it was recently reported that Lewandowski has apparently told the German club that he wants to leave, McGarry had this to say about the possibility of him moving to Pep Guardiola’s side this summer.
He said: “Robert Lewandowski’s decision that he would like to seek a new challenge in football has interested Manchester City. Of course, Pep Guardiola worked with Lewandowski at Bayern Munich for three years.
“There still, even with people close to the deal, remains the expectation that Lewandowski is hopeful that the leverage of him wanting to leave will lead Bayern to offer him a lucrative contract extension.
“However, Manchester City are exploring the possibility and the option of Lewandowski because Guardiola is determined to recruit a proven goalscorer and someone who will give them an edge in terms of point strike, rather than depending on false nine or Gabriel Jesus to lead the line for City this season as they look, once again, to win the Premier League.”
TIF Thoughts on Ian McGarry’s comments on a potential move to Manchester City for Lewandowski…
The 33-year-old, who is currently valued at £54 million according to Transfermarkt, is undoubtedly one of Europe’s top strikers having scored a total of 463 goals in 633 senior appearances throughout his career, winning a plethora of trophies along the way.
As McGarry mentioned, during Guardiola’s time managing Bayern, Lewandowski managed to score 67 goals in 100 appearances under the Spaniard.
Would you take Robert Lewandowski at Man City?
In our view, with City having apparently missed out on signing Kane this summer, perhaps Lewandowski could be a good option for the club to bring in given his staggering goalscoring record and that City only have Gabriel Jesus in their squad who predominantly plays in the centre-forward position.
However, if Lewandowski is indeed just looking for a new contract at Bayern rather than actually looking to leave the club, then this would, presumably, end any chance City have of signing him.