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Didi Hamann urges Liverpool and others to sign Robert Lewandowski

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Dietmar Hamann believes Robert Lewandowski would fit perfectly into a number of Premier League squads and has urged the likes of Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United to 'break the bank' in order to acquire the Poland international.

During his time at Borussia Dortmund he became established as one of the best strikers in the world, prompting the then European champions, Bayern Munich, to make a move and sign him on a free transfer.

But Lewandowski was shifted out to the wing during the weekend trouncing of Hamburg, with Thomas Muller favoured in a central role, while he started on the bench for the Champions League encounter with Shakhtar Donetsk.

It is hardly evidence enough to suggest that the 26-year-old may leave the Allianz Arena but there has been inevitable speculation about his future as a Bayern Munich player.

Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann, speaking to Sky Sports, outlined himself as a huge fan of Lewandowski  and thinks the Anfield club, along with Arsenal and Manchester United, ought to keep tabs on developments.

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“If you look at Manchester United, I think they could do with a Lewandowski,” Hamann said.

“At the moment United, Liverpool and even Arsenal... Lewandowski is tailor-made for them.

“He came to Bayern Munich on a free last year but if there was an opportunity to get him out I’d break the bank for him because I think he’s the best No 9 in the world.”

With Radamel Falcao failing to hit the ground running at Old Trafford and Liverpool failing to fill the void left by Luis Suarez, both these clubs would likely be in contention were Lewandowski to become available.

Arsenal arguably are still trying to find consistent goals he seems like he would be a good fit, with direct options somewhat thin on the ground when Olivier Giroud is unavailable.

“It’s a big question mark," Hamann, who spent five years with Bayern, said when asked about Lewandowski's future.

"There’s a question mark about the manager. There are still no assurances that he will be there, even though he’s got a contract."

If Lewandowski doesn't get the time he deserves, and is playing in a team and for a manager that doesn't accommodate him then it wouldn't be a stretch to say he may want to leave.

The summer transfer window will be an interesting time. Let's see how this one develops.

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