Former Germany captain Lothar Matthaus claims Romelu Lukaku is the only ideal replacement for want way Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski.
Robert Lewandoski has expressed his desire to leave Bayern Minich in search of a new challenge. Robert Lewandowski joins Bayern Munich in 2014 from Borussia Dortmund.
The polish captain scored 344 goals in 375 appearances for Bayern Munich.
Bayern Munich has already signed Sadio Mane from Liverpool as the possible replacement of the two times European Golden boot winner. Matthaus believes Sadio Mane will be a fantastic signing for the Bundesliga Champion.
However, The 1990 World Cup winner claims Romelu Lukaku will be the perfect alternative signing to Robert Lewandowski.
Chelsea is in the transfer market trying to offload the Belgian striker following a poor first season with Chelsea after his record €100 transfer to the West London club.
Inter Milan which has emerged as the potential destination for the 29 years old striker is struggling to agree on a loan fee for the Chelsea star.
Lothar Matthaus on why Bayern Munich should sign Romelu Lukaku as Robert Lewandowski replacement
The former German captain wrote a Sky Sports Germany column, saying: “I still see Lukaku as the only and ideal alternative.
“[It’s that] or Nagelsmann does [a] Guardiola, and Bayern play with three attackers, but without a striker.
“You would then also break new ground here and deviate from the Bayern system because basically there was always a real nine at Bayern: Gerd Muller, [Giovane] Elber, [Claudio] Pizarro, [Miroslav] Klose, [Mario] Gomez, Lewandowski and many more.
“I still hope that Robert stays, and then Bayern will be able to really attack the Champions League with this offense.”
Matthaus also had a special word for Bayern Munich’s new signing Sadio Mane.
Liverpool accepted Bayern’s €35 million bid for Sadio Mane on Friday. The 30-year-old Senegal international is expected to be unveiled as a Bayern Munich player on Tuesday.
Sadio Mane will sign a three years contract with Germany Champions and is expected to pocket €255,000 a week, making him the highest-paid African player.
Matthaus added: “Mane’s singing is fantastic. Not just for Bayern, but the entire Bundesliga. That such a great footballer will play in our league is just great.
“Mane is an exceptional player. He has provided goals and assists with Liverpool in a manner and with a regularity that few other players in the world have been able to match in recent years. He is also a wonderful football ambassador for Senegal. I’m really happy to see him in the Bayern shirt.”