Bayern Munich set Robert Lewandowski transfer price amid Manchester United interest



Posted Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by Express.co.uk

Manchester United have long admired Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, with transfer interest dating back to Sir Alex Ferguson's time in charge.

Bayern Munich have set a minimum fee of £69million in order to part ways with Robert Lewandowski, it has been claimed. The Poland international has been linked with a move away from the Allianz Arena ahead of the summer transfer window. And Manchester United may be in the mix for his signature, with interest from Old Trafford dating back nearly a decade.

Lewandowski was sensational for Bayern last season, scoring goals galore as they won the Champions League for the first time since 2013.

And though they’ll have to go without the famous trophy this term, the Poland international has continued to excel.

Lewandowski has scored a stunning 36 goals from 26 matches so far in the Bundesliga, while also notching five from six Champions League appearances.

However, Sky in Germany claim the 32-year-old is a wanted man.

It’s claimed that several top clubs are interested in signing the veteran and that his agent has already received an offer from an unnamed side.

And it’s suggested that interested parties are unknown, United’s name has been thrown into the mix by Sky reporter Marc Behrenbeck.

Bayern Munich set Robert Lewandowski transfer price amid Manchester United interest
Manchester United transfer news: Bayern Munich hitman Robert Lewandowski is a top target (Image: GETTY)

"We can't name them exactly yet,” he said. “We're still doing research on that.

"But it is clear that the nine-man market is really hot in summer.

"Some top clubs are looking for a new striker. Starting with Manchester United.

"At Spurs it is not clear what will happen to Kane. Chelsea are not exactly satisfied with Tammy Abraham. Real actually want Mbappe, but also want to get a new nine. And FC Barcelona also want a new nine.”

United have been linked with Lewandowski just about every year since they first tried to sign him in 2012.

The Red Devils were interested at the time but abandoned a deal, choosing to recruit Robin van Persie instead.

Lewandowski admitted in December last year that he held talks with Ferguson about arriving - and that he wanted to join during his time at Borussia Dortmund.

"After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson,” he told France Football.

"He wanted me to come to Manchester.

"I was very interested. I can even say I was ready. But Dortmund didn’t want to let me go. It didn’t upset me more than that because things were going well with Borussia.”

United were heavily linked with Lewandowski in 2015, too, when Louis van Gaal ruled the roost.

Bayern Munich set Robert Lewandowski transfer price amid Manchester United interest
Manchester United transfer news: Robert Lewandowski was wanted when at Bayern Munich (Image: GETTY)

And the Dutchman confirmed he wanted the Bayern striker in an interview last year, saying: “I wanted Robert Lewandowski, but when this proved difficult I tried to get Gonzalo Higuain instead.

"Before I had arrived, I also spoke with the board about Neymar. If you are at United, you have to think big.

"He was also interesting for the club in terms of selling shirts, and I wanted to have quick wingers. For that reason, I also tried to get Sadio Mane and Riyad Mahrez.

"Thomas Muller was on my wish list, too, and in central midfield I wanted N’Golo Kante.

"I even tried to sign James Milner, who was already quite old but very multi-functional and possessed leadership skills.

Bayern Munich set Robert Lewandowski transfer price amid Manchester United interest
Manchester United transfer news: Edinson Cavani could leave Old Trafford (Image: GETTY)

"For the defence, I wanted Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels, because ours wasn’t the strongest in building from the back.”

United may find themselves needing a new striker if Edinson Cavani departs.

The Uruguay international has done well at Old Trafford since arriving from Paris Saint-Germain but is reportedly homesick and determined to return to South America.

Even if he stays, investing in that department would be a shrewd move.

Anthony Martial has regressed this term, with the France international looking a shadow of the player who scored 23 times last season.

And Mason Greenwood is still too young and raw to lead the line on a weekly basis, despite his timely return to form.



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