Manchester City are in the quest for a world-class striker this summer following club legend Sergio Aguero's departure. Robert Lewandowski, 32, is reportedly monitored by the Premier League champions as his future with Bayern Munich seems uncertain.
It is no secret that the Citizens have made Tottenham superstar Harry Kane their priority target, but given the Spurs' reluctance to sell the No. 9 and their unaffordable demands, the attention could be turned to the Polish striker. Pep Guardiola knows him very well from his stint at Bayern.
According to the Daily Mail, Man City have Lewandowski on their radar as their approach for Kane could be over soon. The 2020/21 Bundesliga top scorer is arguably the greatest center-forward on the planet, yet he is not getting any younger and he might chase a new challenge after seven years of continuous success in Germany.
Man City switch their attention to Lewandowski
Harry Kane's unhappiness after another trophyless year in North London made him Manchester City's principal target for next season. City's Champions League failure also proved they needed more firepower to claim a much-needed European prize.
Therefore, the Sky Blues were reportedly willing to splash the cash for the England international, offering over $140 million that was still not enough to meet Spurs' demands, which would consist of a $200 million fee.
As Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy proved to be a tough negotiator, Man City have reportedly begun to consider new elite options such as Robert Lewandowski. Even though he is one of the world's most prolific strikers and has amassed 41 league goals last season, his value for Bayern would decrease from now on as next summer he will enter the final year of his contract.
Lewandowski would be also open to moving to a new league as Bundesliga has been an easy challenge for the Bavarians over the last few years. Besides, Bayern's new boss Julian Nagelsmann has frequently worked without an outright No. 9 in his career. Whether he will continue that way or if he changes his mind having Lewandowski as an option remains to be seen.
Bayern target a potential replacement to Lewandowski
Bayern Munich have been in talks with Cody Gakpo's representatives, according to reports from Germany. The PSV Eindhoven winger could fit in Nagelsmann's system operating as a false-nine and at 22 years of age, he has the potential to keep on improving.
As we've said before, the former RB Leipzig manager frequently used a system that didn't require a conventional center-forward and he might continue like that in his new adventure at Bayern.