Lewandowski’s future has been a source of relentless speculation over the past few months amid continued rumblings of a fallout with the Bayern Munich hierarchy.
The Poland international has been touted as a possible target for La Liga giants Real Madrid, who could look to revamp their squad after a disappointing domestic campaign.
Lewandowski has scored an incredible 142 times in 184 games in all competitions during his three and a half seasons at the Bundesliga giants.
Firmino, meanwhile, is enjoying his best Liverpool FC season to date following a return of 22 goals and 10 assists in 40 appearances in all competitions.
The Brazil international has forged a brilliant understanding with wingers Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane to help Liverpool FC produce some devastating attacking performances.
New York Times reporter Smith indentified Firmino as a player who would be a perfect replacement for Lewandowski at Bayern if the Polish striker leaves the Allianz Arena.
“He is the most complete modern centre-forward in the world,” Smith told BBC Radio 5 Live.
“He isn’t the best centre-forward in the world… If Lewandowski signs for Real Madrid this summer, if I was Liverpool, I’d be really worried about Bayern and Firmino. He fits that system.”
Smith was keen to stress on his Twitter account that he has no inside information that Bayern want Firmino ahead of the summer transfer window.
Smith wrote: “Oh for crying out loud. Again: he’s playing well. Big teams will take notice. I have no information that Bayern are in for him, and wasn’t claiming I did.”
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