Real Madrid, who are perennial powerhouses in La Liga, reportedly have their sights set on prolific goalscorer Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich as a potential replacement for Kylian Mbappe
Real Madrid is rumored to have renewed interest in signing Robert Lewandowski in advance of the summer transfer window, as stated by a report published by the Spanish newspaper Defensa Central. As a result of Kylian Mbappe’s decision to remain with Paris Saint-Germain, Real Madrid is looking at the striker currently playing for Bayern Munich.
The saga involving Real Madrid and Kylian Mbappe came to a disappointing conclusion for the Spanish club. The French international decided to extend his stay at Paris Saint-Germain rather than completing a move to the Santiago Bernabeu. Mbappe came agonizingly close to joining Los Blancos during the summer of 2021. So, widespread speculation suggested that he would attempt to complete a belated transfer this year.
Before Mbappe dropped the bombshell over the past weekend, PSG had momentarily given up hope that they would be able to continue to utilize his services beyond the summer transfer window. Real Madrid will have to quickly shift their focus to a replacement. Robert Lewandowski is emerging as a potential contender in this regard.
Real Madrid has been keeping tabs on the 33-year-old player for several years. But a transfer has still not taken place. The Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is currently in a situation that is very comparable to the one that Mbappe was in one year ago. Lewandowski’s contract has just one more year left to run before it expires. The Polish striker is eager to begin a new journey.
Will Los Blancos eventually get Lewandowski?
However, several sources have stated that Lewandowski is aiming to join Barcelona, Real Madrid’s fiercest rival. The fact that Real Madrid has entered the competition to capture the striker wanted by Barcelona should make things more interesting about this transfer story.
However, the interest shown by Real Madrid is unexpected when one considers that Karim Benzema, who is the same age as the Bayern Munich striker, is now considered to be one of the finest players in the world. If Real Madrid decides to go on the attack for Lewandowski, it will be difficult to see how they would incorporate him into their first-team structure.
Lewandowski, much like Benzema, has spent the better part of the last several years in the best form of his life. He finished the 2021/22 season with 50 goals and seven assists in 46 games across all competitions. It will be intriguing to watch whether he becomes a top target for Real Madrid after Mbappe’s choice to stay at PSG. If he does, it would be interesting to see if it happens.