Where next for Robert Lewandowski - Man City, Liverpool, Real Madrid or staying at Bayern Munich?

One of the world’s most in-form goalscorers is after a new challenge. Could he be the answer to Manchester City’s desperate need of a striker?

The summer transfer window has somewhat ground to a halt since Lionel Messi's shock move to Paris Saint-Germain.

That, however, could be about to change. Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski is the latest player caught in the rumour mill following his reported search for a fresh challenge away from the Allianz Arena.

The 33-year-old has spent the last seven years with the Bavarians, winning 18 trophies along the way.

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich celebrates after scoring during the German Supercup football match against Borussia Dortmund in Dortmund

Despite the success, the Polish international has indicated that he would like to test himself elsewhere before the age of 35.

Planet Sport weighs up his options, with odds provided by Planet Sport Bet.

Staying at Bayern Munich

Despite all the fuss, Bayern Munich are still favourites to keep hold of their star striker once deadline day has passed.

Back in 2019, Lewandowski signed a contract extension with Bayern which was meant to keep him in Bavaria until 2023.

Robert Lewandowski

Despite his age, the forward is in the prime of his career, scoring 41 league goals last season - the highest total from Europe's top five leagues, beating the likes Lionel Messi, Cristiano RonaldoKylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

Bayern, who wouldn't have a lot of time to replace him, have valued the player at £100million.

Manchester City

Manchester City represent the most realistic transfer option for Lewandowski. That's hardly a surprise, is it?

The club are in a desperate need for a striker as both Gabriel Jesus and Ferran Torres have been disappointing.

What's more, Lewandowski and City manager Pep Guardiola have a good relationship following their three years together in Munich.

Another interesting aspect behind this move is the price. City's current pursuit of Harry Kane seems to have gone cold as the £150million valuation continues to be a serious obstacle.

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On one hand, City would be saving £50million if they went for Lewandowski. On the other, he wouldn't be seen as a long-term solution considering he has just turned 33 years-old. 

That's certainly one of the questions that City will have to answer.

Are they content continuing this season without a world-class striker or would they prefer to strengthen in the short term and maintain their push for major honours?

A head scratcher for Pep Guardiola ... or is it?

Real Madrid

The talk of Lewandowski going to Real Madrid is nothing new. In fact, this rumour goes all the way back to the Pole's time at Borussia Dortmund when he famously bagged four goals against Los Blancos.

Despite the talk, there's never really been any actual business. According to Planet Sport Bet, that isn't expected to change with Real Madrid priced at 10/1 to sign the forward.

Robert Lewandowski celebrates a goal for Bayern Munich

It's no secret that Carlo Ancelotti's side have got their sights set on one man at the moment - that is PSG's Kylian Mbappe.

With Spanish soccer undergoing major financial difficulties, it's difficult to see how the Madrid outfit could afford a move for both Mbappe and Lewandowski in one season.

But then again, we shouldn't easily underestimate Florentino Perez. The Madrid president always has an ace up his sleeve.

Barcelona

Considering recent debt revelations, Barcelona are highly unlikely to be in the market for Lewandowski.

The club have fallen on such hard times, they've even resorted to targeting Arsenal's players. Yes, Arsenal!

But you never know what they might find down the back of the sofa.

PSG

Paris Saint-Germain, otherwise known as the Globetrotters of European soccer, have already put together an all-star team this summer.

Lionel Messi Paris Saint-Germain Aug21

The club are still looking at the likes of Paul Pogba to beef up their midfield. However, it's unlikely the Parisians will be in market for another striker considering the names they already have available.

It seems like the only way this transfer is going to gain momentum is when the club losses Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid - a move that is still up in the air.

Liverpool

It feels like the air is getting a bit thin at this end of the list. Sorry Liverpool fans.

Instead of going out to buy new players, Liverpool have spent the majority of this transfer window extending the contracts of players they already have.

While Jurgen Klopp would undoubtedly love a reunion with Lewandowski, the Reds aren't ones to splash the cash.

Munich's Robert Lewandowski (front) is embraced by Liverpool coach Jürgen Klopp

The clubs biggest ever transfer came three years ago when they bought Virgil van Dijk for £76million.

In order to make a deal with Bayern Munich, Liverpool would need to beat their transfer record by £24million.

Knowing Liverpool, they would probably offer the Bavarians three payments of £20million and Divock Origi to sweeten the deal.

Manchester United

The Red Devils seem to have done their business early and few are expecting further additions before deadline day.

What's more, the club already have one striker in his mid-30s.

The price may look enticing at 50/1 but our recommendation is to back the 'other' Manchester club.

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