Giovane Elber: 'Bayern Munich needed Robert Lewandowski'

Bayern Munich's Polish striker Robert Lewandowski plays during the Telekom Cup final football match FC Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg in the norhtern German city of Hamburg on July 27, 2014
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Former Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber believes that Robert Lewandowski was the perfect summer signing for the Bundesliga champions.

Former Bayern Munich striker Giovane Elber has claimed that the Bundesliga champions "needed" Robert Lewandowski this summer.

Bayern signed the Polish international on a free transfer from Borussia Dortmund at the start of July, and Elber believes that the 25-year-old is the perfect acquisition for the club.

"Mario Mandzukic scored a lot of goals for Bayern, but you must admit that Lewandowski's goal in the Telekom Cup against Wolfsburg was simply stunning," Elber told Spox.

"Bayern should be happy Lewandowski now plays in Munich and no longer for Dortmund. Bayern needed a player like him."

Lewandowski has scored 74 Bundesliga goals during his career.

Bayern Munich's French midfielder Franck Ribery celebrates scoring with his teammates during the German first division Bundesliga football match Hertha BSC Berlin vs FC Bayern Munich in Berlin's Olympic Stadium on March 25, 2014
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2Bayern Munich11003123
3Hertha Berlin11002023
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5Hannover11001013
6Borussia MonchengladbachBorussia M'bach11001013
7Hamburger SV11001013
8Hoffenheim11001013
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14Werder Bremen100101-10
15Bayer LeverkusenB. Leverkusen100113-20
16RB Leipzig100102-20
17Stuttgart100102-20
18Wolfsburg100103-30