Bayern Munich Eye Napoli Prodigy to Replace Lewandowski

With Robert Lewandowski announcing his departure, Bayern Munich are in a limbo regarding the sudden declaration and have to seek his immediate replacement for the 2022/23 season, so they gathered some intel on Victor Osimhen. The German champions have not procrastinated on shortlisting names, and the Serie A marksman is high on their wishlist.

According to Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport, the Bavarians reportedly made a phone call, asking for basic details regarding Napoli’s Nigerian striker’s transfer availability, following Lewandowski’s definitive words on his future.

Bayern Munich covet Osimhen for his strengths in the final third and view him as a perfect successor to the Polish legend, but will nevertheless need to navigate the Partenopei’s financial demands. The Southerners are not expected to entertain any offers under the €100M mark, despite the forward possessing a transfermarkt value of €60M.

The Bavarians aren’t the only ones keeping close tabs on Osimhen, who has been continuously scouted by Premier League giants Arsenal, Manchester United, and Newcastle United throughout last season, with inquiries being made during the recently concluded winter transfer window.

The Napoli striker enjoyed a fruitful 2021/22 campaign in the sky blue colors, scoring 18 goals and registering 6 assists in 32 appearances for the club – the most prolific season of his career so far. His contract in Naples expires in the summer of 2025, giving the Partenopei ample space to negotiate for a bountiful transfer.