Manchester United will have to pay in excess of €50 million in order to convince Bayern Munich to sell Robert Lewandowski according to the player’s agent.
The Polish striker has been identified as Louis van Gaal‘s primary target in the summer transfer window, according to Mark Ogden, and is seen as the ideal man to turn the Dutchman’s United team into contenders on all fronts next season.
United are currently assembling a world class team but are missing a world class striker that promises goals.
Lewandowski’s agent, Cezary Kucharski, told a Polish television station how much he thinks United would have to pay for his client’s services: “I think it would have to be a very high offer, definitely higher than €50m.
“Robert is one of the most valued strikers on the market who guarantees goals, guarantees assists, excitement. He has shown that over many years during his career.
“Every year he is an even better player and plays at a higher level and that is very important for other clubs because he has credibility and guarantees at least 30 goals a season.
“With a player of Robert’s class, the truth is that not a lot of work is required because really there are only two directions in which he could go in the future, England or Spain, and only with Bayern Munich’s acceptance.”
The problem United have had in replacing Robin van Persie or Radamel Falcao is their identification of an ideal number nine. There are a handful of world class strikers that fit United’s requirements at present and many of them are at the top clubs in the world with little chance of leaving. Robert Lewandowski is possibly the best of the lot and would immediately turn United into title contenders domestically and in Europe.
If the Pole is available to United for even an inflated price, then Woodward should try to make it happen. It is going to cost money to get United back to the very top and in signing Lewandowski they would show that they mean serious business next season.