Pole set for summer switch to Old Trafford.
The Red Devis have reportedly already agreed to sign Robert Lewandowski
Given the array of attacking riches already available to Sir Alex Ferguson, another striker is arguably the last thing Manchester United need, but reports suggest that an agreement has been reached ‘in principle’ to sign Robert Lewandowski in the summer.
Lewandowski’s performances have been a major factor in Dortmund becoming more of a world force in recent seasons, with ten goals in 16 games for the German champions this season.
Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed that this will be the Polish striker’s last at Westfalenstadion, stating that it is a “done deal” that he will depart.
Further reports indicate that a transfer sum of £12m has been agreed, with Lewandowski to sign on for five years.
As the source rightly states, you’d have been forgiven for assuming that a striker is quite simply the last thing Sir Alex Ferguson needs at Old Trafford, given that the Scot is struggling to accomodate Danny Welbeck, Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney and Javier Hernandez at present.
There’s no doubt that Ferguson was tracking Lewandowski last summer, before it became clear that van Persie wanted to leave Arsenal, but the Dutchman’s £24m arrival in August seemed to have laid to rest to chances of United striking a deal with German Champions Dortmund.
If Lewandowksi does follow former teammate Shinji Kagawa to Old Tafford, it will surely throw into the doubt the futures of both Hernandez and Welbeck, and perhaps even Rooney.
The Mexican has been on fine form – when played – so far this season and has a growing reputation as United’s super-sub, impressing much in the same way that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer did under Ferguson.
Even so, Hernandez is reportedly growing frustrated at his lack of chances from the start this term and could seek a summer exit if Lewandowski is brought it.
Despite a fine Euro 2012 with England, Welbeck has also found himself relegated to the bench by van Persie’s fine form and the 22-year-old has scored just once this season.
Of all United’s current forwards, Welbeck is the most likely candidate to make way for Lewandowski, who finished top scorer in the Bundesliga last term, and there would be no shortage of suitors for the youngster’s signature.
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