They have Rooney, Hernandez, Wellbeck and some Dutch fella. You would have thought that the last thing that Man United needed in the summer was a striker. However during the winter transfer window there were plenty of rumours that United had already done a deal to sign Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund.
The story is back in the news again this week with differing reports from Germany about where the player’s future will be.
On Saturday German legend Lothar Matthaus claimed that the deal had already been done to sell the player to Bayern Munich
As ESPN reports Mattheus told Sky the only question remaining was whether the Poland international, who has also been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford, joined the champions-elect in the summer or when his deal expires in 2014.
“I have heard that Lewandowski and his management have already reached an agreement with Bayern,” Matthaus said.
“His contract runs out in 2014. Dortmund could cash in on him in 2013. They would get a high fee – I have overheard something like €25 million to €30 million – or he could join Bayern on a free in 2014.”
However Bayern President Uli Hoeness has a different view,
He told German paper Abendzeitung: “If Lothar confirms this, then soon he will be the general manager at Bayern.”
Matthaus then struck back telling Sky
“Uli Hoeness also knows I have been in the business for 30 years now. I have good contacts, not only domestically but also internationally. A reliable source – one who would know – told me that Lewandowski will join Bayern. If you have such information – and in this case I am no coach, but a pundit – I have the duty to pass this information on. If I am wrong, I will apologise to Uli Hoeness.”
In case you have forgotten German newspaper Bild claimed that Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski would join Manchester United this summer.
Bild said that a €22million bid will be enough to land the 24-year-old, and he will pick up £100,000 a week at Old Trafford.
This one could get interesting.
By Ashley | February 12th, 2013