Robert Lewandowski’s superb performance for Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League against Real Madrid has just made it harder to sign him.
Robert Lewandowski put on a perfect example of just why Manchester United have been tracking him for well over a year, monitoring every step of his progress at the German club mulling over a mega bid to bring him to Old Trafford.
If Sir Alex Ferguson was ever in any doubt over whether to go for the Polish front man, then those worries would have been addressed as he put four goals past Real Madrid last night, becoming the first player in history to do so.
The attention that is now going to go into Lewandowski will be doubled and not just from United. Any side that saw him as a potential signing will now pay extra close attention to his future this summer.
What that does, is it creates extra options and extra offers which will go on the table before him. The advantage United have, is that he’s said he’s keen on a move to United over any other English club.
United have the resources to draw on if they want to sign him, which is important because his price has probably increased following his performance last night.
The more sides seriously interested in signing him, the higher his fee will go as teams look to out bid each other in order to just get a chance to talk to Lewandowski and secure a transfer.
It may also have alerted the attention of Bayern Munich who have already snapped up Mario Gotze from Dortmund in a £32 million deal.
Bayern Munich is the only team in Germany that Lewandowski could possibly consider joining and if Pep Guardiola was watching the match last night, he may well have been very impressed.
If Bayern are in the market for a forward this summer and the indications from various reports suggest they are, then Lewandowski will be an option and he may prefer the chance to stay in Germany.
Manchester United and Ferguson need to double their efforts if they want Lewandowski because this is a player who could become hugely prolific in English football.
He’s also the sort of player who has the ability, as he showed last night, to win a match all by himself and not only would he improve Robin Van Persie and Wayne Rooney, he’d add terrific competition for places at Old Trafford.
It would more than likely mean the unfortunate exit of either Javier Hernandez or Danny Welbeck from the club, but based on Lewandowski’s performance last night, there will be few United fans shedding many tears if they get him as a result.
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