The January transfer window has been closed for a number of hours and already the summer speculation has begun. That’s just how football works.
And from Barcelona-based newspaper Mundo Deportivo comes an interesting claim that Pep Guardiola has an old charge of his in his summer plans.
Journalists Sergi Solé and Fernando Polo penned an article discussing FC Barcelona’s need to reinforce their squad in the summer, and outlining what their rivals hope to do.
On the topic of City, they write: “City have Riyad Mahrez on their schedule after signing the aforementioned Laporte, and Guardiola has plans to sign a goal scorer.”
The name revealed as being on Pep’s ‘list’ of targets is none other than Bayern Munich goal machine Robert Lewandowski, very much a new name on the rumour mill.
Guardiola recently said he will not target another ‘No.9’, although the Catalan doesn’t like to give away his plans.
Any move for Lewandowski would most likely be tied to the future of Kun Aguero. Sergio is back in free-scoring form but with the player himself making cryptic comments about his future recently, it won’t be known for sure until the summer what his plans and the club’s plans are.
At 29, Lewandowski would bring more maturity to an increasingly young squad and experience from playing under Pep after the two worked together at Bayern for two seasons, in which the Pole scored an incredible 67 goals.