Paris Saint-Germain couldn’t possibly sign Robert Lewandowski, could they?
Well, believe it or not, the French champions are one of the teams reportedly looking to benefit from Lewandowski’s desire to call time on his Bayern Munich career after eight seasons in Bavaria.
According to the BBC, the 33-year-old put things very plainly while on Poland duties by saying: “One thing is certain today, my story with Bayern is over.
“After everything that has happened in recent months, I cannot imagine further good co-operation. I realise a transfer will be the best solution for both sides.”
Lewandowski to PSG… surely not?!
Throughout this entire transfer saga, Barcelona have been the club most often linked with the Polish striker in what would be a real statement of intent for Xavi’s turnaround at Camp Nou.
And the ever-respected Fabrizio Romano confirmed as early as mid-May that Lewandowski’s priority was signing for the Blaugrana with a three-year contract purportedly on the table.
However, in the same breath, Romano did also clarify that PSG, along with Chelsea, have been interested in the Bayern star since last summer despite already having an embarrassment of riches in forward positions.
Throw in the fact that even major French publication L’Equipe have reported this month that PSG are targeting the former Borussia Dortmund striker and the situation only becomes even more confounding.
And remarkably, the chatter surrounding a potential PSG move for Lewandowski has only amplified in recent days despite the fact – at first glance – it seems like the most barmy transfer imaginable.
According to The Sun, Foot Mercato are reporting that Barcelona needing to reshuffle their squad for financial reasons has left the door open for PSG to make a move.
And the whole situation has only been given extra credence by Christian Falk, who confirmed on Twitter this week that PSG and Barcelona were ahead of Chelsea along in the race for Lewandowski.
PSG’s squad depth with Lewandowski
Now, there’s a big leap between all the transfer murmurings and Lewandowski actually moving to the Parc des Princes, but we certainly can’t be alone in playing out the thought experiment of what such a bonkers transfer would actually look like.
The idea of Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar sharing a dressing room is mind-blowing on its own, never mind when you consider PSG’s squad depth iin other positions.
So, while you’ll forgive us for thinking that Lewandowski to PSG is probably still very unlikely, let’s have a bit of fun for a moment and check out how the Parisians’ squad would look if it genuinely happened:
We have no words…
It’s like something out of fantasy football.
Carnage if it actually happens
Although there is no guarantee that having an outrageous team on paper will lead to success, PSG would nevertheless be lining up with arguably the wildest squad of all time if they snapped up Lewandowski.
To boast the top two finishers in the 2021 Ballon d’Or with Mbappe and Neymar to boot is simply terrifying, never mind when you have players like Achraf Hakimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos too.
And while, yes, no doubt some of the players in our squad depth graphic will leave this summer regardless of whether Lewandowski signs or not, that still hardly makes a dent in PSG’s seemingly unlimited resources.
If it is indeed to be Christophe Galtier that inherits the mantle from Mauricio Pochettino this summer, then he might just have the biggest tactical headache that any manager has ever had the misfortune – or fortune, depending on how you look at it – of suffering.
Football should probably pray that Lewandowski goes anywhere other than PSG this summer. It won’t happen… will it? Will it????