Robert Lewandowski Transfer Rumours: Latest News on Bayern Munich Striker

Matt Jones@@MattJFootballFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2016

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski takes part in a training session during the football team's winter training camp in the Qatari capital Doha on January 7, 2016. AFP PHOTO / KARIM JAAFAR / AFP / KARIM JAAFAR        (Photo credit should read KARIM JAAFAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Bayern Munich centre-forward Robert Lewandowski has been the subject of transfer speculation, with Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea all linked with a £70 million summer move for the player, per Miguel Delaney of the Independent on Sunday.

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According to the Polish international’s agent, the German champions do not need to go after another striker, because in Lewandowski they already have a top-class centre-forward.

“When you have a beautiful bride, you should not be after other brides,” Maik Barthel told Bild (h/t ESPN FC) in reference to his client.

According to Bild, a recent public declaration of interest in Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain from Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was made in an attempt to push Lewandowski into signing a new deal. His current contract expires in 2019.

There’s certainly some truth to Barthel’s claims. As we can see here courtesy of Squawka Football, in 2015 Lewandowski was one of the most effective attacking players in the Bundesliga:

In front of goal, the former Borussia Dortmund man is cold-blooded. Lewandowski can score all kinds of goals, whether that’s inside the box, outside the box, left-footed, right-footed or with his head. 

Aside from sticking the ball in the back of net, he adds plenty more to the team. The Polish international boasts superb technique, incredible balance and is wonderful at bringing other players into the game. Having a striker who is so multifaceted is rare and Bayern should cherish his qualities.

But according to Delaney, Lewandowski is considering taking on a new challenge and that could open the door to some of the elite names in European football. Given all the attributes he has and the fact he's only 27, the striker still has many years left at the top, you can bet some sides will be willing to spend big in order to get him on board.