At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is still banging goals and breaking records in the Serie A, but according to Bayern Chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Robert Lewandowski will do much better at that age.
Last season, the Portugal international scored a stunning 37 goals and seven assists in 46 appearances across all competitions for the Old Lady, despite all the troubles at Juventus, which included the lack of support from the midfield.
But Rummenigge somehow believes Lewandowski can outdo what Cristiano achieved once he turns 35.
“Lewandowski is perhaps the best professional I have ever seen here at Bayern,” the now-Bayern chairman told Welt am Sonntag.
“He played the season of his life, and lives for Bayern Munich.
“At 35, Robert will be even better than Cristiano Ronaldo is at 35. He’s a wonderful role model for our younger lads.”
Lewandowski, who turned 32 in August, enjoyed the best season of his career to date with a stunning 55 goals and 10 assists in 47 games to his name.
He helped Bayern win the Bundesliga, DFB Cup, and Champions League to complete their first treble since 2012/13.
But, does the former Borussia Dortmund star have what it takes to better Ronaldo at 35?