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Real Madrid Transfer News: Robert Lewandowski's Agent Hints at Move Amid Rumours

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and FC Bayern Munich on February 6, 2016 at the BayArena in Leverkusen, Germany.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)
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Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistFebruary 7, 2016

The agent of Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski has dropped a massive hint over the player’s future amid rumours of a possible move to Real Madrid.

Speaking to Polish website polsatsport.pl (h/t Jose A. Espina of AS), Cezary Kucharski was asked about the speculation linking the striker with a transfer to Los Blancos. “There is something going on with Real Madrid,” was his response.

There have been plenty of reports linking the Spanish giants and the Bayern man. Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Guillem Balague revealed Real were looking at landing Lewandowski, while Jose Felix Diaz of Marca has also claimed the Liga side see the 27-year-old as the ideal candidate to lead the line.

As we can see here courtesy of AS English, Saturday’s edition of the newspaper also carried stories about the striker’s future:

Needless to say, there is a swell of expectation surrounding this deal. Here is a look at why plenty of Madridistas would love to see the Poland international join the club this summer:

Indeed, this season Lewandowski has really taken his game up a level. At the point of the Bayern Munich attack he’s been a tremendous target man, roughing up opposition defenders, holding the ball up and giving his team a consistent point of reference. It’s a hugely difficult job, but one he carries out with grace.

Real are a club that has always loved goalscorers, and at the moment, there are few better finishers anywhere in world football than the former Borussia Dortmund man. He’s notched an impressive 19 goals in 19 appearances in the Bundesliga this term; as noted by WhoScored.com, he’s scored some important ones in 2016:

Real are the top scorers in Spanish football, making any pursuit of Lewandowski perhaps look a little rapacious. After all, in Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and, of course, Cristiano Ronaldo, there are few teams on the continent with firepower that compares to theirs.

Real are already well stocked when it comes to attacking players.
Real are already well stocked when it comes to attacking players.PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/Getty Images

But Lewandowski would fill a void in the squad. Benzema is currently the only orthodox No. 9 available to manager Zinedine Zidane. While Ronaldo can do a job at the point of the attack, he’s not a player who has ever looked completely comfortable leading the line on his own.

As noted by Ben Hayward of Goal, the current No. 9 for Real is a very popular player with the Santiago Bernabeu crowd:

If Real do have a genuine interest in Lewandowski, it’d be interesting to see exactly what would be in store for Benzema. In an ideal world, Zidane would love to see both competing for the starting spot in the XI, but both will feel as though they’re good enough to be the main, starting striker at the football club.

Still, there’s no guarantee of Lewandowski moving to Los Blancos, regardless of these quips from his agent. Bayern will not want to let a striker who offers so much to the team leave the club in the summer, especially as they are losing manager Pep Guardiola to Manchester City. Typically, if the German champions aren’t keen on selling a player, he goes nowhere.  

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