Manchester United may have managed to pry Germany captain Bastian Schweinsteiger from Bayern Munich at the weekend, but if Louis van Gaal has his way then the 30-year-old could be joined by a former teammate in a stunning swoop.
According to the Daily Telegraph Van Gaal has now instilled Robert Lewandowski as his next top target for this summer’s transfer window, despite the fact that he’s considered an important player at the Allianz Arena and only moved there last summer from Borussia Dortmund.
The Polish forward has been revered as a lethal frontman for a number of years now, and at 26 it could be argued that he’s still to hit his peak as a striker.
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Van Gaal wants United to be the ones who benefit when he does, though it will take a extremely impressive offer for Pep Guardiola to even consider a sale.
That said United are all about extremely big deals this summer having already clinched the transfers of the aforesaid Schweinsteiger, Morgan Schneiderlin, Matteo Darmian and Memphis Depay.
The club spent £150million last summer but haven’t been deterred when it comes to recording big financial outlays, it would seem.
On the contrary if reports are anything to go by they still have plenty of transfer business to do this summer before Van Gaal is a happy man.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos remains a lucrative option for the heart of the defence, whilst Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is another name frequently mentioned and both Nicolas Gaitan and Edinson Cavani are mooted targets.
Is it possible?
However, since this thread is chiefly about Lewandowski we’ll try to stick to him, even if a move does look wholly unlikely.
With Robin van Persie now moving to Fenerbahce, Javier Hernandez looking likely to follow him out the exit door and Wayne Rooney the club’s only reputable striker, it is feasible that Van Gaal will try and source another top frontman in the coming weeks.
Lewandowski is certainly that but his abilities and position at Bayern make for grim reading when it comes to the possibility of United landing him. To put it plainly, in our opinion he’s perhaps a better option even than Cavani, though it’s going to be a shock if he abandons his post to join Van Gaal’s project.
United fans, would you be happy with a move for Lewandowski? Is it at all feasible? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.