It’s coming into silly season and Manchester United fans will be feverishly leafing through the sports pages each day for news of signings.
One of the main men in the shop window for Europe’s elite clubs this summer is Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. The prolific Pole seemed nailed on for a move to Manchester United a year ago and even a couple of weeks back Sir Fergie suggested that the club were still interested in his services. Surely, opined the Scot, SURELY Bayern Munchen wouldn’t steal Lewandowski as well as the recently signed Mario Gotze, from their closest rivals?
But, in a second piece of seemingly suicidal business by Borussia, it now appears that they are also selling their other best player to Bayern this summer. We know that money talks, but this transfer seems a little crazy, even by modern standards. Bayern are not only strengthening their Champions League winning squad but, in so doing, weakening their closest competitors for The Bundesliga. You would imagine that, given the choice, Dortmund would have sold Robert Lewandowski to Manchester United, but recent comments from the agent of the striker suggest that the deal to take him to Munchen is not far off.
The Guardian cites the agent of Lewandowski, Cezary Kucharski:
“For us it is clear, but we have not signed anything,”
“The clubs need to reach an agreement.”
The report goes on to say that the agent reckons a deal will be in place within 3 weeks.
However, in a glimmer of hope for Dortmund fans, manager Jurgen Klopp today told Bild:
“As of today there is no official offer from Bayern Munich. I am still assuming that Robert will be playing next season for us. We will try to ensure in the coming days that a line is drawn with regards to the speculation.”
So, Manchester United fans, should David Moyes pull out all the stops to snare Lewandowski from under the noses of Bayern? And do Manchester United need him anyway?
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