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Lescott says prolific Polish striker would have been “great” signing for Manchester City

Joleon Lescott has given his thoughts on whether his former club Manchester City should have tried to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski last month.

Manchester City were interested in two high-profile strikers this summer in the form of Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo. The latter opted to go to Manchester United in the end, though, while Kane stayed at Tottenham.

However, a third forward option emerged in the final days of the transfer window as Lewandowski was keen on a new challenge away from Bayern, according to reports.

When asked whether City should have made a concerted effort to land Lewandowski, Lescott admitted the Polish attacker would have been a brilliant signing for Pep Guardiola’s side but conceded that Bayern would likely have been reluctant to allow him to leave so late in the window.

He told GIVEMESPORT: “It would have been a great acquisition if we’d got him but I’m not sure Bayern would have left themselves in the lurch that late in the window. I think Pep spoke about there being two or three players able to pick their destinations and where they want to play, and he mentioned Cristiano and Messi being two, and I’m sure he meant Lewandowski being the other.

“But again, Bayern, I don’t think they’d have let him go that late in the window without being able to replace him.”

Manchester City are yet to replace Kun Aguero who left Etihad on a free transfer to Barcelona. The current Premier League continue to use Ferran Torres as a makeshift striker and he seems to be enjoying the positional change having scored two Premier League goals in four matches.

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