Manchester United now have the perfect chance to bring Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford, with reports claiming the Bayern Munich hitman is keen o
Manchester United now have the perfect chance to bring Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford, with reports claiming the Bayern Munich hitman is keen on a move to the Premier League this summer. The Poland international has been at the Allianz Arena ever since joining from Borussia Dortmund in 2014. And he’s won every major trophy possible during that time.
Manchester United may need to sign a new striker this summer.
Though there’s talk Edinson Cavani may extend his stay, the club’s official line is that nothing has been signed or sealed.
Therefore, with Cavani potentially leaving for Boca Juniors, talk of United signing a top marksman has been rife.
They were recently linked with Lewandowski again, with Bayern Munich reportedly slapping a £69million fee on their star striker.
And, now, BILD claim that Lewandowski is eyeing a move to the Premier League when the transfer window reopens.
It’s claimed the player’s agent, Pini Zahavi, is looking to secure his client an exit from the Allianz Arena come the end of the season.
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Zahavi feels clubs in England are best-placed to offer Lewandowski a considerable pay rise – something he certainly warrants given his form this season.
The Pole has scored 36 goals from just 26 matches in the Bundesliga, firing Bayern to the cusp of yet another title.
And he’s netted 43 times across all competitions, meaning he’s currently leading the race for the Golden Shoe award.
Lewandowski has scored eight more league goals than Lionel Messi this term, with the Barcelona star striking 28 times.
And he’s been deadlier than Cristiano Ronaldo as well, with the Juventus star scoring 28 goals so far.
United first explored signing Lewandowski back in the summer transfer window of 2012, when Sir Alex Ferguson was manager.
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But the Scot ended up raiding Arsenal for Robin van Persie instead, who justified the decision by firing United to the Premier League title.
Lewandowski admitted last year that he’d been keen to move to Old Trafford, saying: “After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson.
“He wanted me to come to Manchester.
“I was very interested. I can even say I was ready.
“But Dortmund didn’t want to let me go. It didn’t upset me more than that because things were going well with Borussia.”
Lewandowski also added: “That was the first time I was thinking about the move because if you get a phone call from Sir Alex Ferguson, for a young player it was something amazing. That was a special day for me.”
Speaking last year, before United signed Cavani, Rene Meulensteen claimed United could do with a player of Lewandowski’s calibre.
“The first thing that you talked about is they may have to go out and spend for a big striker,” he said.
“They’ve brought [Odion] Ighalo in, obviously a player that can help United in certain times and he’s done actually very, very well.
“But if you look to the other players that have been there, [Marcus] Rashford, Martial, they’re not really out-and-out strikers.
“Greenwood, young player coming up, same thing there. So there are a lot of chances and goals that can be created coming from the wide areas, Sancho is exactly the same player.
“What I think Manchester United is missing is a striker of the calibre of Lewandowski, somebody who is up there, can hold the line, can link play but when it comes to finishing chances in and outside the box, that sort of player and they are hard to come by.
“Is £50million with Sancho too much? For me I think you look at what United have in those wide areas, is that where you want to strengthen?
“I think if they need a player in that area then Sancho would be a really good one but yeah I don’t know exactly.”