According to respected German newspaper Bild.de, Robert Lewandowski could be joining Manchester United this summer in a deal worth a reported €25 million.
The Polish international, who has scored 40 goals in 83 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, is one of the hottest striking properties in Europe and Bild has “information” that Lewandowski and Dortmund are ready to do business with United.
The direct translation from the paper is as follows:
“The days of Dortmund’s star striker Robert Lewandowski (24) in the league are probably numbered. From England, now a mega-offer for the Pole has been rushed to the table. Manchester United is a draw this summer with a €25 million offer.
“Lewandowski (who has a contract with Dortmund until 2014) is ready to sign on a five-year contract. Per season, he would earn approximately €5 million. Borussia Dortmund will collect about €22 million from the transfer fee.”
Lewandowski, who currently earns €2.5 million per year, would see his salary doubled according to these reports but despite his clear talent and ability, Manchester United simply do not need him.
Another striker? When we have got Rooney, van Persie, Hernandez and Welbeck? No. In terms of attacking options, Manchester United are already spoilt. Our squad deficiencies are in a thin midfield and a leaky defence.
It is hard to ignore these Lewandowski rumours because they keep popping up every week. Bild is a respectable source and they were spot on with the Kagawa story last season, so there may be some truth in this.
We’ll keep following the story and updating you with the latest information about the potential move.