Daily Schmankerl: Liverpool want Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich; How could Lewy fit in under Jürgen Klopp? Are FC Barcelona looking to rebuild in Russia? ; and more!
Rumors linking Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski to Liverpool FC appear to be all the rage:
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is pushing to reunite with an “old acquaintance” next summer, according to a source in Spain. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has been linked with the Reds, who have been called “one of the main players in taking Lewandowski’s services”.
Next summer, Liverpool will apparently take a step for the 33-year-old, according to Fichajes. The source claims the Reds are seeing the Polish forward as a serious option next summer after an uneventful transfer window this summer.
The Daily Star tried to figure out how Klopp would use Lewandowski and came up with these three options:
First option: 4-3-3
Starting eleven: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane.
Second option: 4-4-2
Starting eleven: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ibrahima Konate, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jordan Henderson, Diogo Jota, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski.
Third option: 4-3-3
Starting eleven: Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Jude Bellingham, Mo Salah, Robert Lewandowski, Sadio Mane.
If you notice ‘Option Three’, that includes Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund. That would be quite a transfer for Liverpool next summer, eh?
Bayern Munich are set to face VfL Bochum this weekend after dismantling RB Leipzig and FC Barcelona last week.
We’re about to find out a lot about how Julian Nagelsmann intends to run his squad in the coming weeks, but there are several other hot topics on the agenda. Bayern Munich have also signed a new contract with Leon Goretzka, who will keep him at the club until 2026.
Clearly, there is a lot to discuss. Here’s what we have in the works for this episode:
- The crazy strength of Bayern Munich defensively and why the club need to sign Niklas Süle.
- The domination of Bayern Munich over RB Leipzig and FC Barcelona.
- Leon Goretzka’s contract extension and what it means for the midfielder’s future.
- Why it might be time to rest Joshua Kimmich and Jamal Musiala.
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In need of a roster refresh, FC Barcelona are said to be looking at Russia with love:
According to reports from Fichajes, Barcelona are keen to attract young talent to strengthen the future of the club and a name has become a potential target. Dynamo Moscow’s dynamic 18-year-old central midfielder Arsen Zakharyan has appeared on Barca’s shortlist.
The club’s scouts have been watching him closely, a move for him could materialize in January or the following summer, in June. His contract in Moscow expires at the end of the 2023/24 season and it will be relatively cheap at around € 10million, based on his release clause set by Dynamo.
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The Bayern Munich machine is on a roll, and following their demolition of Barcelona, Nagelsmann’s side will look to separate a below-par VFL Bochum side over the weekend. Bochum have just won one of their 4 Bundesliga games, as Bayern Munich jump into the game after their 6th straight win in all competitions, seeking to grab top spot in the Bundesliga table, provided Wolfsburg loses points.
In this podcast we will present a preview of Bayern’s game against Bochum. Here are the main talking points:
- Nagelsmann’s “new look” Bayern
- Bayern’s defensive strength
- Bochum’s form before the match
- The key players in Bochum
- The expected lineup for Bayern and a score prediction
It’s pretty awesome:
Before Jerome Boateng signed a deal with Olympique Lyonnais, the German presented an offer from Wolverhampton:
According to International Business Times, Boateng turned down a potentially higher salary in favor of a cleaner path to playtime:
According to Bild, the center-back refused a return to the English Premier League and moved to Lyon instead. It has been suggested that Boateng was offered an unspecified but significant salary offer to join the Wanderers. With names like Jose Sa, Hwang Hee-Chan and Francisco Trincao already in the fray, playing time could be a reason for Boateng’s decision.