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As is known, the news of Lewandowski’s departure from Bayern is getting louder. The player has rejected a contract extension offer from the club.
Several top European clubs have been linked with a move for the 33-year-old striker. Barcelona is touted as a favorite destination for Lewandowski.
Bayern now need to immediately bring in a new striker to replace Lewandowski. Several names can be considered by the club’s board of directors.
Here are 7 players who could replace Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich next season.
Sadio Mane’s name has recently been linked with Bayern Munich. The Liverpool player is reportedly being targeted by Bayern to replace Robert Lewandowski.
Mane’s contract with Liverpool expires in 2023. So far there has been no new cooperation agreement given by the Reds to the Senegalese player.
Mane has been doing pretty well for Liverpool this season. The 30-year-old star has scored 22 goals and provided five assists in 49 appearances for the Reds.
Since arriving from Admira Wacker in 2019, Sasa Kalajdzic has been the focus of Stuttgart’s attack. The 24-year-old striker always looks good when he is revealed.
This season, Kalajdzic only played in early 2022 due to a shoulder injury. But in 15 appearances, he managed to pack six goals and two assists for the German side.
Kalajdzic still has one more year on his contract at Stuttgart. Bayern Munich reportedly have to spend around 20 million euros if they want to bring Kalajdzic.
Patrik Schick has strengthened Bayern Leverkusen since 2020 after being recruited from AS Roma. This season Schick has shown impressive sharpness with Die Werkself.
So far this season Schick has played in 31 games in all competitions. From this appearance, the striker from the Czech Republic managed to make 25 goals and five assists.
Schick is under contract with Leverkusen until 2025. The club’s management has confirmed they will keep Schick next summer.
Darwin Nunez is believed to be a hot property in the upcoming transfer market. The 22-year-old striker appeared very sharp with Benfica so many clubs were delighted with him.
This season, Nunez has scored 34 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Benfica. The Uruguayan striker also contributed four assists for his team.
Nunez’s sharpness led Benfica to penetrate the semifinals of the Champions League. They also finished third in the Portuguese League.
Romelu Lukaku returned to Chelsea in the summer transfer window last year. The striker was redeemed from Inter Milan for a total transfer value of 115 million Euros.
Initially, Lukaku appeared promising by scoring goals in several matches. However, the Belgian striker then experienced difficulties and was eliminated on the bench.
So far, Lukaku has scored 15 goals for Chelsea this season. He has been heavily linked with an exit from Stamford Bridge in the summer.
Timo Werner decided to move to Chelsea in 2020 after appearing sharp with RB Leipzig. However, Werner’s performance with the Blues is still not quite okay.
So far, Werner has scored just 23 goals in 89 games in all competitions for Chelsea. Bayern Munich may be able to send the player back to the Bundesliga to revive his career.
Werner has a good relationship with Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann. The player scored 28 goals and assisted eight under him at RB Leipzig in the 2019/20 season.
After failing with West Ham, Sebastien Haller returned to the Eredivisie with Ajax Amsterdam. Erik Ten Hag managed to restore the sharpness of the Ivory Coast national team player.
Haller has shown quite a productive performance this season. In addition to impressing in the Champions League, Haller is also Ajax’s top scorer in the Eredivisie.
The 27-year-old striker has 34 goals and nine assists from 43 games in all competitions this season. He also helped Ajax to the Eredivisie title.