Is Robert Lewandowski Missing Piece In Bayern Munich’s Puzzle?

By Juan Pablo Aravena
Robert Lewandowski
Photo courtesy of Robert Lewandowski’s official Facebook page

After completing a sensational treble under Jupp Heynckes‘ management last season, a lot of things changed this season for Bayern Munich. They substituted the man in charge as former Barcelona skipper Pep Guardiola replaced the retiring Heynckes, and several roster moves were also made to strengthen the team.

The most notable addition made by Die Roten was Barcelona’s midfielder Thiago Alcantara, and while they let some important players like Mario Gomez go this summer, the team looks very strong to repeat their successful campaign of last year. Despite all the positives, however, the team is still lacking a quality central striker to compete with Mario Mandzukic.

The man targeted by the Bavarians is none other than Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski.

The Poland international would be a great fit for the Allianz Arena outfit as he’s the ultimate complete striker. He’s able to strike the ball with both feet, he’s very quick on and off the ball and he’s a quality goal scorer who can score with a variety of resources: he has a solid aerial game, can find the back of the net from long and close range and is a quality poacher, able to create chances on his own at any given moment.

Lewandowski also has a lot of international experience under his belt. The 25-year-old has already won 57 caps for Poland at the senior level, scoring 18 times and has featured for his country in World Cup Qualifiers and European Championships. He’s proven at the top level and he’s been reportedly set to take the next step in his career.

Lewandowski’s contract runs out at the end of the season, and if there’s no deal to agree on an extension after December this year, he’ll be free to negotiate with any team that might want to sign him.

And if Bayern Munich are looking to extend their European domination for years to come, signing Lewandowski would be a brilliant move.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.

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