A major update has emerged for Manchester City, it could lead to Txiki Begiristain forgetting about a swoop for Tottenham’s Harry Kane.
According to Spanish outlet AS, Manchester City are one of several clubs that have shown an interest in signing Bayern Munich centre-forward Robert Lewandowski. PSG, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Manchester United are named as the other clubs looking at the Bundesliga goal machine.
The report claims that Lewandowski is open-minded heading into the window and would not be against listening to offers from interested parties. He is said to favour a move to Real Madrid ahead of other clubs, although Bayern Munich are apparently not willing to sell him at this moment in time.
“Lewandowski is extraordinary. I remember looking at his story a couple of years ago and in his early career being rejected, establishing himself and being top scorer in League 2, 1 and the Bundesliga itself.
“It’s quite clear he’s been the ultimate professional. He spoke about it in the article I read about what he thought he needed to do and the people around him.
“He had a team very early on and they knew he had a talent. He played as a wide man before a centre-forward and he worked incredibly hard to become the striker he has.”
With all due respect to the England skipper, forget Harry Kane. If Manchester City have any chance of sealing a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski this summer, they should take it.
Lewandowski is the reigning FIFA Player of the Year and that suggests that City could have an opportunity to sign one of the best players on the planet ahead of next season, so Txiki Begiristain should work hard to complete a deal for the Polish forward to bolster Pep Guardiola’s squad.
Sky Sports reported earlier this year that Manchester City have been in touch with Kane’s representatives over a potential move to The Etihad, but this news could change their plans. There is no doubting that Kane is a top striker, with 23 goals and 14 assists in the Premier League, but Lewandowski is on another level in term of goalscoring. The Bayern man broke the Bundesliga goalscoring record in the 2020/21 campaign, finding the back of the net 41 times to break Gerd Muller’s record set in 1972.
The £352k-per-week goal machine also managed 49 goals in 41 games in the Bundesliga and Champions League in the 2019/20 season for Bayern. Lewandowski has scored 20+ goals in nine separate Bundesliga seasons and 29 or more in five of those campaigns. This shows that he has been consistently brilliant at the very top level throughout his entire career and he also has experience of winning the Champions League – in 2020 with Bayern – which could be key to City finally succeeding in Europe.
Therefore, Txiki should be trying to complete a deal for Lewandowski and forget about pursuing a move for Kane.