Old Trafford side to challenge Bavarian giants for Polish international.
Sir Alex Ferguson faces a fight to land long term target Robert Lewandowski according to the Daily Express. The 24 year old Borussia Dortmund striker has been strongly linked with a move this summer and Man United boss Ferguson is known to be an admirer of the Polish international.
Bayern Munich are apparently the Premier League side’s greatest competition in the race to snap up the powerful forward and the upcoming arrival of Pep Guardiola at the Allianz Arena could prove a big draw for Lewandowski.
Discussing interest in the Dortmund man, and potential summer signings in general, the Scot stated;
“Big signings? You are normally talking about forwards but it’s complicated enough as it is with the forwards I’ve got.”
On his interest in Lewandowski, he added: “Yeah, but Bayern Munich are strong with that too. We just have to wait and see where we are in terms of if we win the league. Then it may be different.”
Indeed Ferguson has the likes of Robin Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck to accommodate in his first team set-up and any move for Lewandowski would presumably only be relevant if any of this quartet were to leave Old Trafford.
Lewandowski has been a big hit at the Westfalenstadion, scoring 61 goals in the course of the last two seasons and Jurgen Klopp would be loathed to lose the big striker and if his side were to succeed in their push for a Champions League title then perhaps the chances of an exit would diminish, but clearly that’s a mighty big IF given Dortmund must overcome Real Madrid and then either Bayern Munich or Barcelona to secure the trophy having seen their Bundesliga crown wrestled away this term.