Pep Guardiola’s desire to bring in an archetypal number ‘9’ has been well-documented, with the Spaniard’s current options in the position running thin.
Of late, Phil Foden has been tasked with the responsibility, ployed as a false ‘9’, but his unfamiliarity to the role has proven evident, notably in his side’s goalless draw to Crystal Palace on Monday.
A deciding factor between Lewandowski and a potential switch to the blue half of Manchester is the whereabouts of – also on the move – Erling Haaland.
The Norwegian striker is set to inform interested parties of his decision in the coming weeks, with Man City believed to be among the clubs in the race.
Regarding Lewandowski, his profile certainly suits the one Pep will be looking to acquire but age may prove a deterrent with the City boss often favouring players he can develop to his liking.
In short, if the Sky Blues’ primary targets fall through, Lewandowski may become an increasingly viable option.
Status: Both parties could be interested but there are potentially too many variables.