Robert Lewandowski is not a happy man these days.
Even though Bayern Munich have been utterly dominant in the Bundesliga in recent years, the former Dortmund star wants Bayern to be far more aggresive in the coming months when it comes to the transfer market in an effort to see the club being able to compete with some of the top teams in Europe.
“Bayern need to do more if we really want to attract world-class players to the team”, Lewandowski told ‘Der Spiegel’ in a recent interview. “If we really want to be competitive, then we have to bring that kind of players.”
The Poland international believes Bayern have not acquired big-name players in recent years due to their reluctancy of making big splashes in the transfer market. Lewandowski actually mentioned the moves for Corentin Tolisso and Javi Martinez as signings that couldn’t be the maximum the club has ever spent due to the recent trends the market has shown.
Martinez and Tolisso have been Bayern’s biggest signings in the club history. The Spaniard joined for a €40 million fee from Athletic Bilbao, and Tolisso was acquired after paying €41.5M to Olympique Lyon.
One should never rule Bayern Munich out, though. They remain the top team in Germany and have a world-class squad from top to bottom. But it is also true that they do not have the star power that others – such as PSG, FC Barcelona or Real Madrid – currently possess.