Manchester United have been handed a potential transfer boost regarding their interest in Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.
This supposedly comes from Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, who does not believe his clubs should be moving for the Poland international this summer, according to Don Balon.
The Spanish outlet explains that Bale would rather continue playing alongside Karim Benzema up front, as he feels Lewandowski may not be a great fit.
Given that the 29-year-old has been so prolific in recent years, establishing himself as one of the finest goal-scorers on the planet, this seems slightly bizarre advice from Bale.
Benzema, by contrast, netted just five La Liga goals last season as he suffered a major dip in form, so few could argue that Lewandowski would be a big upgrade in that department.
Robert Lewandowski transfer boost for Manchester United?
This could be very good news for Manchester United, however, who have recently been linked by the Independent as big admirers of the former Borussia Dortmund front-man.
All of this looks extremely positive for United, who could do with a top class signing in attack after the struggles of players like Alexis Sanchez, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford.
Of course, Lewandowski would not fix all their problems and merely provide more of an alternative to Romelu Lukaku at centre-forward, but there’s every reason to believe he could be an upgrade, or allow Jose Mourinho to play two up front.
If Bale can have some influence on Real’s transfer policy, then things are looking very promising for United if they step up their interest in Lewandowski.