Poland international nearing Old Trafford switch.
Manchester United have taken a step towards signing Borussia Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski when the transfer window opens next week.
The Polish international has been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford and it now looks as though the switch is a done deal, with the Bundesliga side settling on an £18m transfer fee.
The 24-year-old has scored 14 goals in 22 appearances for the German champions this season, including a barrage of eight goals in four outings during November, and is now set to have his wages doubled with a move to the Premier League.
This is absurd!
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson already has more strikers than he knows what to do with, so surely adding another forward to his bulging squad would do more harm than good?
The Red Devils boast the most complete forward line in the Premier League, with Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck, not to mention Chilean prodigy Angelo Henriquez, all competing for places.
Ferguson has even compared his current strikeforce to the legendary 1999 foursome of Dwight Yorke, Andy Cole, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Teddy Sheringham, suggesting he is no hurry to sell any of the current crop.
But if Lewandowski really is on his way to Old Trafford, Ferguson must be thinking about selling or, at the very least repositioning one of current strikers.
Van Persie has been in stunning form since his move from Arsenal in the summer, already bagging 13 Premier League goals, while Hernadez has developed into a Solskjaer-esq supersub and Ferguson would be sorry to lose the Mexican.
But could Danny Welbeck be on his way out of United, having scored just one league goal all season?
The 22-year-old has failed to build on a promising Euro 2012 with England and, although still young, is very much fourth choice at present.
Or is Wayne Rooney set for a permanent role in midfield, replacing the increasingly immobile Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs?
We will have to wait and see.
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