Are Manchester United planning a second raid of German champions Borussia Dortmund?
Having already secured the services of Shinji Kagawa, subject to the Japanese player obtaining a work permit and passing his medical, it appears United are ready to continue their summer spending in Germany with a move for Polish striker Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski lead the German team’s charge to the title with 22 goals in the league and 30 overall, and with the departures of Michael Owen and Dimitar Berbatov all but set in stone, United could be in the market for a forward.
Lewandowski is a player who’s name has been linked with United previously, Sir Alex was in attendance as he hit a hat trick against Bayern Munich in the German Cup final, although talk of a move was played down by Dortmund.
But Polish manager Franciszek Smuda has claimed the striker is set to reunite with team mate Kagawa at Old Trafford as he told Reuters:
“Lewy (Lewandowski) is going to Manchester United, Kuba (Jakub Blaszczykowski) also somewhere in England, (Lukasz) Piszczek to Real (Madrid).
“They have a goal and they want to grow. I base the squad on them.”
Is Smuda talking with inside knowledge from the players, or is this simply speculation?