Dietmar Hamann urges Manchester United to sign Robert Lewandowski

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Manchester United, along with Arsenal and Liverpool, have been told to “break the bank” in order to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski this summer.

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann believes Lewandowski could leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season following his recent struggles with the Bavarian outfit.

The Poland international only played the final 15 minutes of Bayern’s 0-0 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League knockout stages on Tuesday night, and was played out of position - on the right wing - by Pep Guardiola during the club’s emphatic 8-0 win over Hamburg last Saturday.

Man United should 'break the bank' to sign Lewandowski

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

Lewandowski has disappointed this season

Plenty of people would have agreed with Hamann’s assessment last season, Lewandowski’s final campaign at Borussia Dortmund.

The 26-year-old scored 30, 36 and 28 goals in all competitions during his final three seasons at Signal Iduna Park to cement his status as arguably the best No. 9 on the planet.

He was expected to continue his excellent goalscoring form after becoming the latest Dortmund star to join rivals Bayern, but the clinical finisher has only found the back of the net 11 times from 29 matches.

Arjen Robben, Mario Gotze and Thomas Muller have all scored more league goals for the Bundesliga leaders so far this season.

Hamann thinks Lewandowski could leave

And when asked about Lewandowski’s future, Hamann responded: “It’s a big question mark. 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.

“I think the same goes for Lewandowski because the way the team plays under Guardiola I don’t think it suits him.

“I can only imagine his head is not in the right place at the moment because if you go to Shakhtar in a knockout game he’s the only recognised striker in the team and you sit on the bench.

“He played for 65 to 70 minutes on the wing against Hamburg on Saturday. The manager may think it proved him right because they won 8-0 but I think if you want to be successful against the best team in the knockout stages - when you come up against a Barcelona or a Real Madrid - you need Lewandowski.

“I’m not quite sure how much he will be on side with the manager because I think he’s been treated pretty harshly in recent weeks.”

Dream signing for Manchester United

Lewandowski would certainly be a significant upgrade on either Radamel Falcao or Robin van Persie at Manchester United, who have the financial resources available to complete a deal to sign the Bayern Munich star this summer.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers would surely be keen to sign the Polish striker - but would probably need to offload Mario Balotelli first - while Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger already has the likes of Olivier Giroud and Danny Welbeck at his disposal.

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