Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann has been signing the praises of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
The Poland international joined the German champions in the summer transfer window for free, having run down his contract at Borussia Dortmund.
Lewandowski agreed a pre-contract with Bayern in January after not being sold by Dortmund in the summer of 2013.
The 25-year-old has not exactly been in great form for Pep Guardiola’s team in the opening weeks of the 2014-15 season, but former Bayern star Hamann remains firm in his belief that he is the best centre-forward in the world.
‘For me, Lewandowski at the moment is the best centre-forward in the world’, he told Goal.com. ‘If I was a manager, I wouldn’t have anybody else bar him. He is a tremendous player, which he showed at Dortmund’.
Hamann’s claims about Lewandowski may sound strong to many, but there can be no denial that the former Lech Poznan star is one of the best and most lethal strikers in the world.
During his four years at Dortmund between 2010 and 2014, Lewandowski was a menace to opposition defenders and was quite prolific in the Champions League too.
In April 2013, the Pole became the first player to score four goals in a Champions League semi-final as Dortmund defeat Real Madrid 4-1 at home in the first leg.
It was performances like that that saw Bayern step up their interest in Lewandowski and wait for a year to sign him on a free in the summer.