Robert Lewandowski’s agent responds to Liverpool speculation

Robert Lewandowski playing for Poland, with József Varga and Vilmos Vanczák

Liverpool have been linked with a move for Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.

As reported by the Italian publication Tuttomercatoweb, Robert Lewandowski’s agent Maik Barthel has acknowledged Liverpool’s interest but has reiterated that his client has a contract with Bayern Munich.

Following Jurgen Klopp’s arrival on Merseyside, the Reds have been linked with a number of players including an ambitious plot to sign Lewandowski, as reported by the Express.

The Poland international has been in sensation form for Bayern this season, scoring 14 goals in only 11 Bundesliga appearances with five of those coming in a nine-minute blitz against Wolfsburg.

Surely reports of Liverpool’s intentions to sign Lewandowski is rather unrealistic.

However, his agent Barthel has refused to deny the rumours, saying: “It would be wrong to say there is no interest from the Premier League. But all of us should respect that Robert has a contract at FC Bayern."

The Reds are certainly in need of extra attacking quality, but a potential deal for the former Borussia Dortmund striker would be extremely improbable considering the evident factors.

At 27, Lewandowski still has the best years ahead of him and there is no reason to want to leave Bayern when the Bundesliga champions are among the best teams in the world.

Liverpool, in contrast, are light years behind Bayern on the field and it’s looking increasingly likely that a Champions League qualification spot this season will ultimately elude them.

Klopp needs time to mould his team at Anfield, though any future addition will likely be a less renowned name but with plenty of potential to become an elite level player.

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