A story has reached us inside the Football Transfer Tavern concerning both Champions League finalists, courtesy of sources at the Daily Telegraph.
Bayern Munich pipped Borussia Dortmund to the Champions League in the last couple of minutes, and now it appears they are set to cause further heartache to their rivals by securing the signing of Robert Lewandowski, if the Unibet odds are anything to go by.
The Polish forward was the man who supplied the goals to get Dortmund to the final, and outgoing manager Jupp Heynckes has hinted he will be following in the footsteps of playmaker Mario Gotze, and making the switch to Bayern shortly.
Pep Guardiola is set to take charge for next season, and Heynckes believes the Spaniard will have the luxury of taking over the best side in Europe.
“My successor will of course be able to take over a perfectly functioning team,” Heynckes said.
“We know Mario Goetze will be joining and I don’t think Lewandowski will be hanging about too much either, and then of course you’ve got two top attackers as well.
“All the players have been bullseye successes. Of course FC Bayern will have to prove they can continue to achieve these things.
“But it’s quite possible that a new era in Europe may be beginning under FC Bayern.”
While Lewandowski may have had a pretty quiet final, throughout the early rounds he was instrumental in getting Dortmund to the latter stages, ending the competition as the top scorer.
Bayern’s victory on Saturday night ended a 12-year wait for Europe’s top prize, and put them level with Liverpool in joint-third of the all-time most successful list, with a total of five European cups now to their name.
Just how can Guardiola follow up Bayern’s successes this term? Does he have to retain the Champions League? Let us know your thoughts below.
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