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Bayern Munich Target Manchester United Ace To Replace Robert Lewandowski

Marcus Chan

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Bayern Munich Target Manchester United Ace To Replace Robert Lewandowski

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German champions Bayern Munich are targeting Manchester United man Marcus Rashford as a potential replacement for Robert Lewandowski

Polish striker Lewandowski looks set to depart the Bavarian club in the summer, according to reports, Barcelona is set to be his next destination.

The 33-year-old has been in scintillating form once again, his 35 goals this season makes him the highest scoring player across the top 5 leagues in Europe, further cementing himself as one of the best strikers in world football. But contract talks with Bayern hasn't materialised into a new deal, and Bayern could look to cash in on their star man to avoid letting him leave for nothing when his current deal expires next summer.

Since arriving from Dortmund in 2014, Lewandowski has scored 344 goals in 375 appearances for Bayern. Ahead of their final game against Villarreal, Barcelona coach Xavi revealed that his club are in talks to bring Lewandowski to Catalan. 

He said: "Yes, Lewandowski is an option, He has already said he wants to leave, there are negotiations, but he still has a contract at his club. It won't be easy being Bayern, but it's an option."

United man Rashford has endured a torrid season, the team’s poor form didn’t help his development and his own form has been bitterly disappointing too. Rashford has only managed to find the back of the net five times in 32 appearances for the Old Trafford club. 

Despite his poor season, the potential is still there and he has previously showed what he is capable of but since his penalty miss against Italy in the Euro 2020 final, he has failed to maintain any kind of form to nail down a regular starting spot at United.

Rashford announced himself to the Old Trafford faithful in spectacular style when he scored twice on his United debut, he then backed that up three days later with another brace, this time on his Premier League debut against Arsenal. He also scored on his England debut, scoring inside three minutes in a 2-1 win over Australia. In total, Rashford has made 303 appearances for United, scoring 93 times.

Marcus Rashford celebrating after scoring on his England debut in 2016. Image Credit: Alamy
Marcus Rashford celebrating after scoring on his England debut in 2016. Image Credit: Alamy

With a club like Bayern reportedly chasing your signature, Rashford may be tempted to move abroad, where a change of environment could be the catalyst for him to find his form, and work his way back into Gareth Southgate's plans for the World Cup in Qatar which is set to get underway later on in the year.

Topics: Robert Lewandowski, Marcus Rashford, Bayern Munich, Manchester United

Marcus Chan
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