Something amiss with a certain Top of the Pops presenter, Robin Van Persie to United, there’s only so many times you can hear a certain rumour before you have to believe there may be some truth to it.
The latest story that seems to have enough legs to have moved from the ‘possible’ category to the ‘likely’ one is the idea that United have done a deal to bring Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford in the Summer.
The Sun notes: The Borussia Dortmund striker will be offered a contract worth £80,000 a week over five years.
That £20m jackpot doubles the money the Pole, 24, is paid by the German champs.
It will also be seen as a huge statement of intent by United boss Alex Ferguson.
Lewandowksi has been prolific for the German Champions with a ratio of practically a goal every other game in his two and a bit seasons there (115 apps 53 goals to be precise). There’s also the appealing fact for United fans that the tall Polish striker will be no stranger to Shinji Kagawa a player he formed a formidable understanding with when the diminutive midfielder was with the German champions.
The only reason the deal may seem a little odd is when it comes to strikers United still have England’s first choice ‘number 9’ almost struggling to even get off the bench at times, or forced to play out wide. The idea of bringing in another striker when Danny Welbeck has played hardly any games in his favoured position for United, seems strange to say the least, especially when you consider Chicharito rarely gets a start either.
Welbeck hasn’t had anywhere near the run he needs to find some consistency and it’s painfully obvious to everyone except Sir Alex Ferguson that the Longsight-born youngster isn’t suited to being a left winger.
Should Lewandowski arrive at Old Trafford in the Summer then we may well see Danny Welbeck making an exit, which is a shame as at the age of 22, there’s every chance the Mancunian will one day blossom into the striker he’s already shown signs of becoming. I’m a big fan of Welbeck and believe we need to keep hold of him no matter who signs for us, the question is “does Sir Alex agree?”
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Read the Sun article in full here: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4715221/Robert-Lewandowski-transfer-Man-Utd-18m-move.html#ixzz2GJ7IacEv