Robert Lewandowski's ideal Premier League club revealed - should he opt to snub Barcelona

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Robert Lewandowski looks set to add a final chapter to his already glistening football career this summer, by making a move away from his beloved Bayern Munich.

Barcelona look favourites to seal the 33-year-old's signature, but a Premier League move hasn't been ruled out for Lewandowski, and he'd certainly have plenty of suitors.

If the goalscoring Pole opted to try his luck in England's top flight, the Premier League's 'Big Six' would be foolish not to at least consider a move. But which club would suit Lewandowski best? That's what Planet Sport is here to find out.

Manchester City

The Premier League leaders are an attractive option for almost every footballer in the globe right now.

Pep Guardiola's side have consistently shown that they're able to compete on all fronts - even if the Champions League keeps eluding them.

On top of that, a move to Manchester could see Lewandowski reunite with Guardiola after the pair worked together in Bayern Munich for two seasons. And after seeing Lewandowski score five goals in nine minutes under his tutelage, there's no doubt Guardiola would be just as keen for a reunion. The only thing standing in Lewandowski's way is the fact that City have just splashed out on Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland, with the Norwegian star scheduled to join the squad for the 2022/23 season.

That'd likely sway City away from acquiring another striker this season. Though the Pole as a mentor to the up-and-coming Norwegian would be a mouth-watering option.

Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Feb22
Jurgen Klopp Liverpool Feb22

Jurgen Klopp was the manager that gave Lewandowski his big breakthrough. The German manager signed him for Borussia Dortmund back in 2010 for just £4million, and they went on to enjoy four successful seasons together in Germany.

Klopp and Lewandowski shared a good relationship during their time in Dortmund, and there's no doubt they'd both love to work with each other again, but whether or not a 33-year-old version of the striker fits into Klopp's system any more is up for debate.

Liverpool pride themselves on their high-octane, gegenpressing style, and an ageing Lewandowski would struggle to meet the demands of a Jurgen Klopp striker.

Plus, the Reds recently added to their forward line with the signing of Luis Diaz from Porto, so they're striking department is already pretty well stocked.

But having said that, Divock Origi is set to depart Anfield this summer, and he could well be joined by either Roberto Firmino or Sadio Mane. Should that happen, Liverpool would likely dip into the market for a replacement, and Lewandowski could easily find himself on Klopp's summer shopping list.

Chelsea

Romelu Lukaku miss Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku miss Chelsea

The Blues haven't had much luck with big-money strikers in recent years. Alvaro Morata endured a dreadful time at Stamford Bridge after making a £60million move and Timo Werner has also yet to establish himself in the side.

To compound the problem, Romelu Lukaku's £100million return to London has been little short of a disaster. Despite spending over £200million on forwards in recent years, Thomas Tuchel's side still look short of a proper goalscorer.

That could well tempt the German to dip back into the market this summer, and having seen Lewandowski's ability first hand during his time in the Bundesliga, it'd be a surprise if Tuchel didn't enter the race to sign the Polish striker. However, a lot of Chelsea's summer activity relies on a smooth takeover, and already that process has started to drag. Therefore, it's unclear whether they'll have the funds, or even be allowed to make transfers this summer.

If they are given the green light, it's very possible that Lukaku could be shipped off to be replaced by Lewandowski. He's the perfect player to fix their striking issues, and from his point of view he'd be guaranteed Champions League football.

Manchester United

Could Lewandowski be the man to spearhead Erik ten Hag's revival of Manchester United? Definitely not.

Cristiano Ronaldo seems happy to stick it out at Old Trafford for one more season, and while the Red Devils desperately need a new striker with both Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial likely to leave in the summer, it seems they've learned their lesson when it comes to buying ageing forwards.

Ten Hag will want a younger, more mobile striker in the summer, and Lewandowski simply doesn't fit the bill.

Before this season, United would have been the favourites to acquire Lewandowski, but with no Champions League football to offer him, and a rebuild needed in the summer, it doesn't make sense for either the player or the club.

Arsenal

Eddie Nketiah in action for Arsenal
Eddie Nketiah in action for Arsenal

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has left and Alexandre Lacazette looks hopelessly lost up front. There's no denying it - Arsenal need a new striker.

Eddie Nketiah just simply won't cut it on his own next season, and while the Gunners are well stocked with exciting, young prospects, they're crying out for an experienced striker to lead the way.

Lewandowski would fill that void perfectly, but it's unlikely he'd accept the offer unless Arsenal could offer him Champions League football.

The north London side will battle it out with Tottenham for fourth position on the final day of the Premier League. However, with Spurs heading into Sunday's matches two points ahead, a fifth year without Champions League football looks on the cards for Arsenal.

If Mikel Arteta's side beat the odds and claim fourth, Lewandowski could be a goer, but they are long odds indeed.

Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Harry Kane pats team-mate Heung-Min Son on the back
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Harry Kane pats team-mate Heung-Min Son on the back

Antonio Conte has done superbly with Spurs since arriving this season, but while he'll demand funds for improvement in the summer, it's unlikely that he'll spend it on forwards.

Having already added Dejan Kulusevksi to his squad, Spurs' front line looks frighteningly good with Harry Kane and Hueng-min Son alongside the young Swede. A move for Lewandowski wouldn't make sense.

Now, if Harry Kane were to leave north London in the summer, the situation changes. Needing a replacement at short notice, Lewandowski would jump, if not to the head of the queue, then to somewhere with a pretty good view of the front of the line.

However, with Manchester City snubbing the England captain in favour of Erling Haaland, escape routes for Kane are few and far between.

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