Bayern Munich begin search for successor of Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich has reportedly started looking at long term replacements for Robert Lewandowski.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich has reportedly started looking at long term replacements for Robert Lewandowski.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich has been looking at the big picture in terms of making big-money signings in the past few years. The German club has been trying to sign younger players to replace senior players in the squad. They have done well to find replacements for Mats Hummels, Arjen Robben, and Franck Ribery until now.

The next assignment for Die Roten will be to find an adequate replacement for Robert Lewandowski in the near future. According to Bild (via iMiaSanMia), Bayern is already outlining plans to find the right player to succeed the Polish striker.

This report also insists that Lewandowski will not be going anywhere this summer despite reports linking him to the top clubs in Europe. Die Roten is monitoring numerous strikers in the market with a keen eye on the situation of Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland to replace the prolific Polish striker.

Haaland has been a revelation in Europe over the last two seasons. The Norwegian striker is scoring goals for fun in Bundesliga and Champions League at the age of 20. He ended the last campaign with 41 goals in 41 appearances across all competitions.

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The youngster is subject to interest from numerous clubs across Europe as his agent Mino Raiola held talks with Barcelona and Real Madrid in April. Meanwhile, Die Roten bosses have consistently insisted that they will not make a move for Haaland this summer. Since he will command a fee in excess of €150 million this summer, Rekordmeister cannot think about signing him this year.

Haaland would be an incredible signing when Robert Lewandowski eventually starts showing a decline in his output. However, SportBild reports that Haaland is more in favour of looking for a move away from Bundesliga. In such a scenario, Die Roten will have to explore other options in the market.

Lewandowski has always insisted that he is happy to hang his boots in Munich. However, the Polish striker may look for one final big contract of his career. His current deal at Die Roten comes to an end in 2023, so Pini Zahavi (Lewandowski’s agent) may push for one more deal or look for a better offer in other leagues.

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Rekordmeister has done well until now to find the right replacements for veteran players. They managed to lift another treble after the departure of few senior players. However, replacing Robert Lewandowski is going to be a difficult task due to the sheer volume of goals he scores every season. Die Roten cannot afford to delay the process of finding a long-term successor for him. However, the club officials will be hoping that Poland international stays at the club for at least three more years and maintain this consistency to buy them time for finding a replacement.