Robert Lewandowski’s agent has claimed a move to England this summer remains ‘unlikely’ despite recent reports suggesting something to the contrary.
Speculation over a potential transfer to Manchester United had gone into overdrive following Sir Alex Ferguson’s admission that he could ‘find room for anybody here’ when asked about the Polish striker.
Lewandowski has just one year remaining on his current deal and will not sign a new deal at Borussia Dortmund. but his agent Malik Barthel has poured cold water over a move to Manchester United or the Premier League.
He said: “I can tell you only one thing – Robert is interested in the future coming to the Premier League. The Premier League is very interesting for Robert. How long is the future, I cannot say to you. I think this summer is not the future.”
The 24-year-old has been in impressive form for Dortmund notching 35 goals in 43 appearances, scoring in thirteen consecutive Bundesliga matches, as well as putting Real Madrid to the sword with a fine four-goal performance which has seen his growing profile raised significantly.
Reports in mid-week suggested that Lewandowski would follow Mario Gotze to arch-rivals Bayern Munich, something which Ferguson cast doubt over following uproar from Dortmund fans and was also flatly denied by the Bavarian outfit, but Barthel was refusing to be drawn on speculation simply stating “I don’t know.”
Speculation has alluded to Manchester United spending big this summer and Ferguson’s presence at the Signal Iduna Park against Madrid has done little to halt speculation that cash will be splashed following a number of large sponsorship deals have left the clubs bank balance rather healthy.
The possibility of winning another European Cup before his glittering spell at United ends obviously drives the 71-year-old Scot and the purchase of Robert Lewandowski and perhaps his team-mate Ilkay Gundogan would do little to hinder next seasons pursuit of glory.