Romelu Lukaku Backed to Succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich by Emile Mpenza

Ali Shibil Roshan
Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world
Romelu Lukaku is one of the best strikers in the world / Isosport/MB Media/Getty Images

Former Belgium striker Emile Mpenza has said Romelu Lukaku could be a candidate to succeed Robert Lewandowski at Bayern Munich.

Lukaku is considered as one of the best strikers in the world, and has been crucial for both Inter Milan and Belgium.

The 28-year-old played a starring role for Inter Milan in the 2020-21 season as I Nerazzurri won the Serie A title for the first time in 11 years. He has also been impressive for the Belgium national team, and has already scored three goals for Roberto Martinez's side in the ongoing Euro 2020.

And, Mpenza, who played for Belgium from 1997 until 2009, has backed his compatriot to succeed Lewandowski at Bayern Munich. "I think he could be a candidate for Bayern," the 42-year-old told Sport Bild.

"I've thought a lot about where it would go. You have to accept his game, so he wouldn't be in good hands with all the top teams. At Barca, for example, he would switch to an existing game system that is not tailored to him. It would work for Bayern because they would play for him. Just like now for Lewandowski. I would like to see Lukaku in the Bundesliga."