German Bundesliga giants, Bayern Munich might lose their talisman, Robert Lewandowski this summer if an interested club comes for his services. The 32-year-old Polish striker said he needs a new challenge.
Robert Lewandowski has been at Bayern Munich since July 1, 2014, after he left Borussia Dortmund for free.
Since he arrived at Bayern, Robert Lewandowski has won 7 Bundesliga titles, three DFB-Pokal, five DFL-Supercup, one UEFA Champions League, one UEFA Super Cup, and one FIFA Club World Cup.
Robert Lewandowski has been so prolific at the club that he has scored a whopping 297 goals and provided 65 assists in 331 games in all competitions.
His best season was the 2019-2020 season in which he scored 55 goals and provided 10 assists in 47 games in all competitions. It was in the same season he helped Bayern Munich to win the UEFA Champions League, the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal, DFL-Supercup, UEFA Super Cup, and FIFA Club World Cup.
Due to such a fruitful season, he was expected to be named the best player in the world by winning the prestigious Ballon d’Or in 2020. However, the award show was concerned due to the dreaded coronavirus pandemic ravaging the world then.
When the 2020 Ballon d’Or was canceled, most people believed that the 32-year-old striker was rubbed because he was the most likely player to win the award.
The disappointment of not winning the 2020 Ballon d’Or did not stop Robert Lewandowski from giving his best to Bayern Munich in the 2020-2021 season.
Before the season ended, though he missed some games due to injury, he was able to score 48 goals and provided 9 assists in 40 games. His performance last season helped Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga title and DFL-Supercup.
Hence, Lewandowski is considered a contender for this year’s edition of the Ballon d’Or even though he could not push Bayern Munich to the final of the UEFA Champions League.
For the fact that he has won everything in club football at Bayern Munich, Lewandowski is ready to follow the footsteps of Thiago Alcântara who left Bayern for Liverpool because he wanted a new challenge. Afterward, David Alaba left Bayern for Real Madrid because he wanted better pay.
From all indications, Bayern Munich are not planning to tie Robert Lewandowski down at the club. The German club have reportedly placed a £100 million price tag on him.
Earlier in the summer, Chelsea were reportedly considering signing him before they decided to go for Romelu Lukaku of Inter Milan. Since Chelsea’s desire to have a new striker this summer has been achieved, one of the top clubs that might consider the Polish striker could be Manchester City.
However, it might be safe to say Manchester City would not want to pay £100 million on a 32-year-old footballer when they can add about £20 million to it to continue to push for the signature of 28-year-old English striker, Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur.