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Bayern Munich’s XXL Casting for Robert Lewandowski’s Succession

We have to believe that the 2022 summer transfer window will be one of the best forwards on the football planet. Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland are already making headlines in the European media, but they are far from the only ones. In Germany, although such an imaginative scenario was envisioned, the possibility of seeing Robert Lewandowski (33) leave Bayern Munich is very real. Historically top scorer for the Bavarian club (236 goals in 250 Bundesliga matches), the Polish international (129 caps, 75 goals) is released within a year and confirmed he was going through a complicated period. “There will be a meeting soon, but so far nothing out of the ordinary has happened. I also notice everything that happens. The situation is not so simple for me. †

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Several top scorers targeted

Not enough to shake the inhabitants of Munich. The latter, through their sports director Hasan Salihamidžić, continue to reiterate that Lewy will not leave Bavaria. “Of course (we want to keep it). Lewandowski is highly regarded. Enthusiasts love it. But he is the one who makes the most money at the club. (…) I spoke to Lewa. We will also talk to his agent. He has a contract until 2023. We have plenty of time. We have the best striker in the world and we are proud of that. We haven’t negotiated yet. But we’re going to do that now. He will stay, he is still under contract until 2023.

However, Bayern don’t want to be caught off guard if their serial goalscorer decides to leave. Image even tells us that the Germans have already activated themselves at this point. For example, the newspaper claims that the Bavarians have contacted Sébastien Haller’s agent. As the author of an XXL season 2021/2022 at Ajax Amsterdam, the Ivorian scored 20 goals in 27 Eredivisie matches and above all 11 performances in 8 Champions League matches. The former Auxerrois, who was recruited for €22.5 million in 2021, is said to be valued at €40 million by the Lancers and demanded an annual salary of €10 million from his courtiers. But there are other options.

There are also quieter options

Another darling of the transfer window, Benfica striker Darwin Núñez is also in the sights of Munich. His agent, Jorge Mendes, is working on a better club for him and this file promises to be much more expensive for Bayern. Mendes is aiming for a transfer of more than 100 million euros and the player would ask 17 million euros per year in salary. In case of a failure at Chelsea, Romelu Lukaku is also on this list. The Belgian would dream of a return to Inter, but the Nerazzurri cannot afford to pay the minimum of €80 million demanded by Chelsea. Is Munich ready to write a very big check to revive Lukaku?

It is also possible that Bayern will opt for more local solutions. Starting with the Austrian from Stuttgart Saša Kalajdžić. The 24-year-old has scored 21 pawns in 51 league games since 2019. More expensive, Bayer Leverkusen’s Czech Patrik Schick offers a more consistent return (21 goals in 24 Bundesliga games this season), but his prize has also been the same since Bayer is asking €80 million from neighboring Munich. Finally, the very young Benjamin Šeško (18) from Salzburg is mentioned, but mainly as a bet for the future.