Dietmar Hamann believes Robert Lewandowski could be on the move this summer, having found first team action hard to come by at the Allianz Arena recently…
Premier League clubs must do everything they can to sign disillusioned Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski according to former Bayern and Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann, as reported by Sky Sports.
The Poland international was left on the bench for Bayern’s Champions League last 16 clash with Shakhtar, only coming on in the 75th minute. He was also used as a winger during his side’s 8-0 win over Hamburg at the weekend, despite being the club’s only recognised striker.
Speaking on Sky Sports as a pundit during their Champions League coverage, Didi Hamann said he thought Lewandowski would be a perfect fit for any of Manchester United, Arsenal, or Liverpool.
“At the moment United, Liverpool and even Arsenal… Lewandowski is tailor-made for them,” he said.
“He came to Bayern Munich on a free last year but if there was an opportunity to get him out I’d break the bank for him because I think he’s the best No 9 in the world.”
Hamann believes that the 26-year-old – along with Bayern’s manager Pep Guardiola – has an uncertain future, but hinted that while the Spaniard is in charge, Lewandowski will not flourish due to their style of play.
“It’s a big question mark. There’s a question mark about the manager. There are still no assurances that he will be there, even though he’s got a contract,” he continued.
“I think the same goes for Lewandowski because the way the team plays under Guardiola I don’t think it suits him.
“He was tailor-made for Dortmund and I think he’s tailor-made for two or three English teams where he can play on the counter attack on big pitches where he can run in behind.
“I can only imagine his head is not in the right place at the moment because if you go to Shakhtar in a knockout game he’s the only recognised striker in the team and you sit on the bench,” the former midfielder pointed out.
“He played for 65 to 70 minutes on the wing against Hamburg on Saturday. The manager may think it proved him right because they won 8-0 but I think if you want to be successful against the best team in the knockout stages – when you come up against a Barcelona or a Real Madrid – you need Lewandowski.
“I’m not quite sure how much he will be on side with the manager because I think he’s been treated pretty harshly in recent weeks.”
The Poland international had been linked with a switch to England before he moved this past summer. He eventually signed for Bayern Munich on a free transfer however, following his contract expiration at Dortmund. The Guardian had suggested that Jose Mourinho was keeping tabs on the striker, though surely if there is any opportunity of a move for the target man, he is likely to have no shortage of suitors.