Luca Toni believes Mauro Icardi would succeed at Bayern Munich

Italian legend Luca Toni believes Mauro Icardi would be the perfect fit for Bayern Munich, should they part ways with Robert Lewandowski during the current transfer window. Lewandowski has evolved into a world-class striker during his four seasons with Bayern but recent reports suggest that the Poland international may pursue a move elsewhere.

As such, there have been plenty of a quality marksman linked with the Bavarian giants and Toni has backed Inter’s Icardi to succeed Lewandowski at the Allianz Arena, he told SportBild: “He’d be perfect. If a player wants to leave, you should just let him go. Icardi from Inter would be perfect for Bayern. He is a great forward and younger than Lewandowski.”
As things stand, Bayern are yet to consider any potential sale of Lewandowski but reports suggest that his representative PiniZahavi has already made contact with a number of clubs including Real Madrid regarding the striker’s availability. In such a case, Bayern could be tempted to sanction the Pole’s exit for a £100m plus sum, though that may not guarantee them spending the entire sum of a new marksman.
Unlike several elite clubs around the world, Bayern have placed their focus on pursuing young and upcoming recruits rather than spending their cash on readymade signings and this should hamper their chances of landing Icardi, who has a £95m release clause written into his current Inter Milan contract.
Regardless of what happens, Bayern remain in a strong state with regards to their domestic division where they secured a sixth successive title this season. During the initial weeks of the 2017/18 campaign, Bayern appeared to lose ground on the likes of Borussia Dortmund but the appointment of Jupp Heynckes as the interim coach in October changed the club’s league fortunes. Bayern, however, lost the DFB-Pokal Cup final to Eintracht Frankfurt by a 3-1 scoreline. Niko Kovac, who achieved the surprise result, has now switched his allegiance to become Bayern’s new head coach.

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