Manchester United are reportedly eyeing a transfer coup for Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski to bolster their attack in the summer.
If the report from TransferMarketWeb is to be believed, Manchester United are dreaming big in terms of replacing Romelu Lukaku upfront. The Red Devils are reportedly eyeing a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who could be tempted by a change of scenery after spending five seasons with the Bundesliga champions.
Robert Lewandowski is one of the most prolific strikers in European football and has been so at club level for a good part of the last decade or so. Lewandowski bagged the Top Goalscorer title in Bundesliga once again, this time with 22 league goals to his name and has achieved the feat on three more occasions in the German top-flight.
The Polish international has a stellar record of 202 goals in 290 appearances in the Bundesliga for Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich combined. But, after steering Bayern Munich to another Bundesliga title, the striker might want a new challenge, something Manchester United are looking to present.
Romelu Lukaku is tipped to be on his way out of Old Trafford, with Inter Milan the likeliest destination. While Manchester United seem to have shortlisted Moussa Dembele, reportedly putting in a bid for the Lyon forward as well, there is no denying the fact that Robert Lewandowski would be an upgrade on every attacking option Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has at his disposal.
The 30-year-old though, would be, at best, a short-term option for Manchester United. But, it would also enable Solskjaer and his men to be competitive while continuing the rebuilding process.
Lewandowski though, could be a big gamble, like Alexis Sanchez. The Polish international would warrant astronomical wages to compensate for moving from Bayern Munich to a Manchester United side that will not be plying their trade in the Champions League in 2019-20 at least.
If Lewandowski is unable to settle in well, the move could set Manchester United back, especially with Alexis Sanchez’s transfer already seeing other stars demand higher wages at Old Trafford. Dembele, on the other hand, is a marketable option and will hold value, even if he is not able to perform adequately for the Red Devils.
Thus, Lewandowski might be a viable option from the business side of things and holds great value for Manchester United as a brand. But, what Solskjaer needs is players who fit his philosophy; targets who are viable from the footballing side of things, which makes us believe that this rumour is unlikely to be converted into reality, especially with Solskjaer leaning towards younger targets a-la Daniel James.