Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski wants the club to sign a “hungry, young striker” to give him some rest.
The Pole has started all 11 Bundesliga games for Bayern this season and has been on the pitch for 920 minutes, more than any other Bayern player.
He has scored 11 goals in those 11 games, with no other Bayern player scoring more than three goals in the Bundesliga this season.
The 29-year-old is clearly fearing burn-out, telling SportBild: “It would definitely be an option to sign a hungry, young striker who wants to learn from an experienced player.
“It would be a relief for me to play 15 or 20 minutes less in a game, then you have more energy for the next games and a higher probability of staying fit and minimising the risk of injury.
“Of course, the club hierarchy will decide which striker is worth considering, but clearly we aren’t talking about a top international striker. Strikers of this calibre want to be on the pitch themselves during the season’s decisive games.”
That description fits the suggestion of Ajax striker Kasper Dolberg, but it is puzzling that the same publication also suggests Olivier Giroud, who is being sidelined by Alexandre Lacazette at Arsenal and at 31 does not count as “young”.
Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud is just 3 international goals away from surpassing Zinedine Zidane to becoming France's 4th top goal-scorer of all time.
— Get French Football (@GFFN) November 12, 2017