United, City, Arsenal or Chelsea - who needs Lewandowski more?

Robert Lewandowski

The Borussia Dortmund striker has admitted that a switch to the Premier League interests him, with the top four English sides all linked with a move for him at one time or another.

Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is one of the most lethal, and as such, sought-after strikers in Europe, and has been repeatedly linked with a move to the Premier League in the recent past.

With the Polish striker in the last year of his contract at Signal Iduna Park and able to sign a pre-contract agreement elsewhere in January, a scramble for his services is sure to ensue.

Lewandowski has admitted that he wants to leave Dortmund, with it believed that he would join Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich at the end of the season.

However, the Pole’s recent comments praising the game in England have led to the top four sides in the Premier League being linked with a move for him once more. But which of them needs him most?

Manchester United were heavily linked to Lewandowski under Sir Alex Ferguson, and the club have bought from Dortmund before in the form of Shinji Kagawa. Robin van Persie is obviously the main number nine at Old Trafford, but Lewandowski’s addition would add another real attacking threat to the champions’ weaponry.

Whether David Moyes decides to get involved in the battle for Lewandowski remains to be seen, and his signature would surely mean the end of the line for Javier Hernandez in Manchester.

Manchester City have four top-notch strikers in their squad, with both Edin Dzeko and Alvaro Negredo having similar attributes as the eastern European. Despite this, City have still been linked with Lewandowski.

Manuel Pellegrini will need to weigh up his options before moving for Lewandowski, as it would surely marginalise Dzeko at the Etihad Stadium.

Chelsea signed Samuel Eto’o over the summer to fight with Demba Ba and Fernando Torres for a place in the starting line-up as the lone frontman. With none of the three overly impressing this term, the west London side may consider their attacking options in January.

Jose Mourinho knows Lewandowski all-too well after the forward netted four goals against his Real Madrid side in the Champions League semi-finals. The Pole’s switch to Chelsea would make sense.

Finally, Arsenal have been in the market for a new forward as Olivier Giroud is currently the only recognised and experienced out-and-out striker at Arsene Wenger’s disposal. Although the French forward has started this term well, the Gunners could use some strength in depth.

With Lewandowski available on a free transfer, Wenger surely will entertain the option of bringing him to the Emirates Stadium.

On first sight, the Manchester clubs do not really need Lewandowski, but Arsenal and Chelsea may well opt to move for him in January.

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