Odds on Lewandowski Moving to Manchester City This Summer
The odds have been cut dramatically on Robert Lewandowski, striker for Bayern Munich, making a move to Man City within a few weeks. A recent report from Sky Sports has suggested that the striker is seeking a brand new challenge, with City appearing to be one of a handful of clubs that could potentially fund his move, which could cost over £100 million.
Key Options for Polish Striker
There are only a few teams that could fund such a potentially huge move, and Manchester City is just one that could welcome one of world football’s finest strikers. Although Lewandowski’s career is coming to an end, he still carries a price tag which is reportedly around £110 million. Sky Sports have stated that Lewandowski has expressed an interest in leaving Bayern before reaching 35. However, his current club will likely see him priced out of making any move beforehand, thanks to their high valuation.
Since PSG has only just obtained Lionel Messi, they probably won’t be in the running for Lewandowski, but with this news only broken, it’s likely that the market will see a lot more movement over the days to come. At present, no bookmakers are offering any odds on the striker remaining at Bayern this summer.
Which Other Clubs Could Sign Lewandowski?
At the moment, Man City seems to be leading the race to sign the striker and are clear favourites with the bookmakers with odds of 9/4. There are a few other potential contenders, though, including Real Madrid. The Spanish giants currently have odds of 12/1 on signing Lewandowski, while PSG is next in line at odds of 25/1, although having recently signed Messi to their team. With their existing attacking trio, the prospect of this appears to be unlikely.
Further out, Chelsea and Barcelona both have odds of 33/1, but with Chelsea having signed up former Inter Milan player Lukaku the chances of the London team taking on Lewandowski are slim.
Last season, the Bayern Munich striker finished with 9 assists and 48 goals in all of his competitions – an impressive return even for strikers of his high quality. Although Man City is still pursuing Harry Kane, should the negotiations continue dragging on and if Daniel Levy continues to play hardball, it’s possible that Pep Guardiola could attempt to obtain the Polish striker’s services. Even though Lewandowski is getting older, he remains one of world football’s finest strikers, and he may relish the opportunity to end his career playing at the highest level in the world’s best league.