Is Lewandowski essential for Bayern Munich or Not?
Robert Lewandowski: Essential or not?
Bayern Munich were such a joy to watch last season, there is no question about that. The German giants dropped points on only 5 occasions over the complete duration of the season. Bayern only lost once. On their journey to complete their magnificent treble, winning the Bundesliga, the Champions League and the DFB-Pokal, becoming to first German team in history to do so - the club earned themselves countless people who were full of positive thoughts.
However, before the season started, Bayern confimed that Pep Guardiola would be the successor to Jupp Heynckes. This left many fans thinking about the talent that would be on display with players like Robben, Ribery and Kroos to be taught more by the former Barcelona manager. The signings of Thiago Alcantara and Mario Gotze also brought about happy Bayern fans. Many were starting to believe that Bayern were one of, if now not, THE best team in Europe.
There was only one more player that Bayern fans would of love to see come in that summer as Borussia Dortmund were refusing to sell them their hitman, Robert Lewandowski. Having already lost Gotze to their title rivals, Dortmund were quite rightly trying to keep hold of their star men. Robert Lewandowski was top goal-scorer in the Bundesliga last season.
Yet after a few weeks, Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund had confirmed that he will be moving on as a free transfer, to Bayern. With it, regardless of Mario Mandzukic's presence as the first choice striker at the club, Bayern will become a much more clinical team as a result.
The question is whether Lewandowski is an essential purchase to Bayern. While he’ll be arriving on a free, the Bundesliga champions already boast an impressive attack line which includes Ribéry, Robben, Kroos, Götze, Mandzukic and Thomas Müller.
However, I am sure that Bayern fans would tell you how much more they will prefer the signing of Lewandowski, rather than playing Mandzukic. Although the Croatian is a very talented striker and dominant in the air, Lewandowski can bring that and plenty of other attributes to the table.
Lewandowski is talented with both his head, and when the ball is at is feet which make him an ideal striker. He will lead the front line with such strength that many people are already deciding that Bayern will run away with the Bundesliga title, again.
I am sure that at the end of the season, Lewandowski's critics will be proven wrong and he may be standing with the Bundesliga title, and the golden boot.