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Manchester City: Pep Guardiola’s side linked with Robert Lewandowski

Manchester City have recently been linked with a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, and if he were to make the move to the Etihad this summer, he could be a superb addition to Pep Guardiola’s side.

What’s the word?

According to ESPN, both Manchester City and Chelsea are contenders to sign the Poland international this summer, who remains undecided on his future with the Bundesliga champions.

Despite now being 32, Lewandowski is contracted until 2023, and the report suggests that Die Roten would demand at least €60m (£52.2m) for his services this summer.

Would he be a good signing?

Lewandowski has consistently been one of the best players in the Bundesliga since moving to Borussia Dortmund back in 2010. After 103 goals and 42 assists in 187 appearances for BVB, he joined Bayern Munich on a free transfer in 2014, where his exceptional goalscoring record has continued.

In the subsequent seven years, the striker has contributed a remarkable 292 goals and 65 assists in just 327 appearances, helping Bayern to win six Bundesliga titles, as well as tasting success in the Champions League last season.

Should Man City try and sign Lewandowski?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Despite his age, Lewandowski shows no signs of slowing down and has enjoyed a superb campaign so far in 2020/21, with 39 goals and seven assists in just 27 Bundesliga appearances, which has helped him to average an incredible 8.07 WhoScored rating in the German top flight.

The Polish striker is well known to Guardiola too, with the Spaniard having managed him during his spell in charge at the Allianz Arena. He scored 67 goals in 100 appearances under the current City boss, so Lewandowski would certainly be appreciated by the legendary manager should he make the switch to the Etihad this summer.

He also left Guardiola, who is rarely short of words, completely speechless after scoring five goals in nine minutes against Wolfsburg back in 2015.

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1. Who cost more?

The “world-class” striker, as hailed by former Bayern boss Jupp Heynckes, would surely score a hatful of goals in this Manchester City side next season should he make the move. Whilst he might be expensive, City sporting director Txiki Begiristain should definitely consider bringing him to the Etihad if the striker is indeed keen to leave Bayern Munich.

In other news… Txiki can sign Pep’s ideal Erling Haaland alternative with swoop for £22.5m-rated gem

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