Manchester United have reportedly contacted Robert Lewandowski’s representatives ahead of a possible summer swoop.
The Lowdown: Ten Hag incoming…
The Red Devils look set to bring Ajax boss Erik ten Hag to Old Trafford ahead of the 2022/23 campaign to take over from Ralf Rangnick.
Happy with Ten Hag at Old Trafford?
No, he’s not the right man!
Fabrizio Romano revealed on Monday that United are set to complete a contract agreement with Ten Hag and that contact has been made with Ajax over a € 2m clause.
Ten Hag previously demanded to be 100% involved when it comes to signings, departures and new contracts, and it looks as if Lewandowski is a potential target.
The Latest: Lewandowski contact
Sports Witness relayed an update from Sport regarding the Bayern Munich striker on Monday. They claimed that United are on the search for a star striker this summer and have contacted Lewandowski’s camp to make their interest known.
The 33-year-old, valued at around ‘€ 140-150m’ (£ 117m- £ 125m) last year according to Di Marzio, will be entering the final 12 months of his Bayern deal in the summer, with Barcelona also name-checked in the latest report.
Should United sign Lewandowski?
Yes, get him in!
No, look elsewhere!
The Verdict: Ronaldo replacement?
Edinson Cavani is set to leave United over the coming months, which will leave Ten Hag with just Cristiano Ronaldo as the only recognized senior striker on the books.
Ronaldo’s future is also thought to be in doubt, so should he depart, then Lewandowski, described as’unplayable‘by Sky Sports analyst Statman Dave, could be a perfect replacement.
However, if Ronaldo remains at Old Trafford, then pursuing a younger forward could be a wiser move, with Benfica’s Darwin Nunez on their radar after a stellar 2021/22 campaign.
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