We are just merely two weeks into September, and yet next year’s transfer sagas are already making rounds under the surface. The latest news of the rumour mill is Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland international is regarded as one of the best in world football and according to Sky Sports transfer expert Guillem Balague, the Polish striker is keen to leave Germany and join the European champions in the next 12 months.
When asked about the 29-year-old’s links to Real Madrid in his weekly Sky Sports online column, the Sky Sports expert said: ‘He [Lewandowski] will try everything he can to make the move to Real Madrid next summer. It doesn’t mean he will move but he has told his agent that’s where he wants to go next.’
‘He knows at his age (29) it will be difficult but Ruud van Nistelrooy was a similar age when he arrived at Real and he made a big impact. The only thing is Lewandowski will cost around €80m (£70m) and that makes it difficult at the moment.’
Lewandowski has started the season in brilliant style, bagging five goals in four league games as well as netting against Anderlecht in the Bavarian’s Champions League opener last week.
The summer was filled with rumours of his unhappiness at the Allianz Arena, as he ended the season on a negative note, losing the Golden Boot to Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. His agent according to 90min even confirmed in June that he was ‘disappointed like never before’.
The striker has also been linked with Manchester City, and a reunion with Pep Guardiola, yet Balague claims that he only has eyes for the Santiago Bernabeu and Real Madrid.
However, there has been nothing from the Bernabeu to indicate that they are interested in the 29-year-old, which has led Manchester City to believe that they could be in with a chance of signing him according to the Mirror. Pep Guardiola worked with the player during his time in Munich, and he would be the perfect fit for his system at City — though that would spell the end of Sergio Aguero surely.