Man Utd put feelers out for massive Lewandowski deal as agents begin to fret over striker’s future
Manchester United have asked the representatives of Robert Lewandowski to keep them in the loop over the striker’s future, according to a report.
The 33-year-old has become – and maintained his status as – one of Europe’s elite strikers in recent seasons. In fact, last term he broke Gerd Muller’s record of goals in a Bundesliga campaign, netting 41.
Overall, Poland international Lewandowski scored 48 times last season. This season, meanwhile, he has already struck 39 and is therefore on course to match – or even beat – that tally.
However, this season could also be his last at Bayern. His contract runs out next summer and no concrete signs of an extension have emerged. Bayern could yet choose to get a fee for the player while they still can.
As for where he could go, Arsenal recently had links with an eye-catching raid on Lewandowski.
According to 90min, though, Man Utd are a host of Premier League clubs keeping tabs on his situation.
Indeed, the Red Devils have asked Lewandowski’s advisors to keep them informed of any developments.
Bayern’s interest in Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland is another tangent to the situation. Lewandowski is reportedly ‘aware’ that his club are watching the Norwegian goalscorer.
Robert Lewandowski could leave Bayern next summer
Robert Lewandowski's deal with Bayern Munich expires in 2023 and the striker might be looking for his next move.
Bayern see the 21-year-old, who has scored 56 goals in 57 Bundesliga games, as Lewandowski’s natural successor. However, the race for him is crowded.
Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are among the other teams eyeing up a swoop for Haaland.
Lewandowski recently scooped FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player of the Year award for his recent achievements.
Man Utd interim boss Ralf Rangnick said of the striker: “Robert has been one of the best, if not the best, central strikers in Germany. For sure, in Germany and also in Europe.
“He scored 41 or 42 goals last season in the German Bundesliga and an additional couple of goals in the Champions League and in the German Cup so he’s an amazing, outstanding player.”
Lewandowski not long-term Man Utd solution
United have made a habit of making somewhat short-term striker signings in recent transfer windows.
Odion Ighalo came in in January 2020 as a stop-gap following an injury to Marcus Rashford.
In October 2020, meanwhile, Edinson Cavani came in at 33 years of age and has had his moments at Old Trafford.
Last summer, Cristiano Ronaldo was a statement attacking signing. He turned 37 in February and while he still has time left at the top level, his career is ultimately at its closing stages.
And while Lewandowski has similarly proved his ability to stay at the top level, his age would also be a concern for the long-term if United were to sign him.
Haaland, meanwhile, would present an ideal striker signing for the future.