Ronaldo recently expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford following their failure to qualify for the Champions League and O’Rourke reckons the Bayern Munich striker will be under consideration.
What’s the latest news involving Lewandowski?
According to The Times, Ronaldo wants to leave the club this summer following his disappointment at their sixth place finish on his return to the Theatre of Dreams.
With Edinson Cavani moved on and Mason Greenwood still unavailable, Ronaldo departing would leave Erik ten Hag with a huge task on his hands to replace the 37-year-old, who was the club’s top scorer last season.
But the Daily Star believe that despite the Lewandowski favouring a move to Barcelona, who are the frontrunners for his signature, United are planning to hijack the frontman’s move to the Nou Camp.
The report states that Lewandowski, who’s scored an outrageous 344 goals in his Bayern Munich career, which has seen him become arguably the top striker in world football, would cost around £40m despite having less than 12 months left on his Allianz Arena terms.
What did O’Rourke say about Lewandowski?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “If you’re looking at someone to replace Ronaldo, you’re looking at someone who can guarantee you goals and Lewandowski is as good as you can get for that with his goalscoring record over the years for Bayern Munich, so I’m sure he’s someone Manchester United have got on their list as a contingency plan if they lose Ronaldo.”
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Would Lewandowski be a good signing for Manchester United?
High-profile arrivals haven’t always worked out well at Old Trafford, with Radamel Falcao, who scored just four times in 29 games, the perfect example of that, although Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s arrival saw the club win two major trophies in 2016-2017, while Ronaldo scored 24 goals last season.
Lewandowski is currently on a different level to anyone of those, though. The Pole might turn 34 next month, but he’s shown little signs of slowing down and remains the most lethal goalscorer across Europe.
Therefore, if United can somehow pip Barcelona his signature, he could prove the perfect Ronaldo replacement.