It was reported last month by the Telegraph that Lewandowski has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid but there are no guarantees he would be the first-choice striker at the Bernabeu, despite his obvious quality. Florentino Perez and Zinedine Zidane are both huge admirers of Karim Benzema, after all.
On Tuesday, Guardiola paid Lewandowski a huge compliment, describing the Poland international as the “most professional player” he has ever met. When you consider the Catalan coach has worked with Lionel Messi, Xavi, Carles Puyol and a whole host of other legendary stars, it’s fair to say praise doesn’t come much higher.
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“He is the most professional player I have ever met,” Guardiola was quoted as saying by Spanish newspaper AS ahead of Bayern Munich’s German Cup quarter-final against Bochum on Wednesday. “In his head, he thinks about the right food, sleep and training: 24 hours a day.
“He is always there, never injured, because he focuses on these things.
“He always knows what is important to be in the best condition.”
Would Robert Lewandowski join Manchester City?
Manchester City had already been linked with Lewandowski prior to last week’s announcement that Guardiola will replace Manuel Pellegrini at the Etihad Stadium this summer.
Manchester United, Chelsea and Barcelona are also understood to have an interest in the 27-year-old, but his preference would appear to be a move to the Bernabeu.
The chance to embark on a new challenge, alongside Guardiola, at Manchester City might appeal to Lewandowski - but if Real Madrid come knocking this summer, and they submit an offer that’s deemed good enough for Bayern, there’s only going to be one outcome.
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