Manchester United ready to make first offer for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski in the summer
According to BILD (h/t Express), Bayern Munich will need to hurry up in their efforts to tie down their star striker Robert Lewandowski to a new contract as Manchester United are stepping up their interest in the player.
The Polish international is set to become a free agent in the summer when his current deal at the Allianz Arena runs out. As things stand, the player is free to talk to foreign clubs regarding a pre-contract agreement.
Old Trafford could be a potential destination for him ahead of next season, with the Manchester side keen on adding more attackers to their ranks after going through a poor time in front of goal this term.
The 33-year-old was last seen scoring a first-half hat-trick against RB Salzburg in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the Champions League last night. Clearly, the striker is in hot form at the moment, and his performance is sure to have impressed his potential suitors. If anything Lewandowski has gotten better with age.
Lewandowski is said to want clarity over his future at Bayern before the end of the current campaign, with the player appalled that the club have not yet approached him over extending his stay. Given how important he is to them, the star’s surprise can be understood.
The Bundesliga giants have been urged to ‘hurry up‘ if they plan to keep the striker to themselves for a few more seasons. Meanwhile, Man United are preparing to make the first offer for Lewandowski if he decides to seek opportunities elsewhere.
The Red Devils’ biggest problem this season has been their inability to convert chances and score goals to win games comfortably. Far too many times this term, we have seen the team unable to add to their slender lead in matches and eventually drop precious points.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani have been tasked with scoring the goals for the Old Trafford side, but with the former out of form and the latter nearly always unavailable due to injury, an effective and regular goalscorer is missing in the senior squad.
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At 37 and 35 years old respectively, it is not known how long these players can play at the top level at United. Given this, the club needs replacements – not just to fill the gaps, but also to lead the line and make an instant impact next season.
Lewandowski could perhaps be the player they are looking for if an instant impact is needed. Despite being 33, he is showing no signs of slowing down his goalscoring exploits and could be the striker we need up front to fire the side to titles in the new campaign.