“Robert Lewandowski to Join Manchester United” Says Poland Coach
It has been widely reported today that Borussia Dortmund’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski will join Manchester United in coming weeks, after Poland Coach Franciszek Smuda reported so in a press conference ahead of Euro 2012. He claimed “Lewy is going to Manchester United, Kuba also somewhere in England, Piszczek to Real,”. “They have a goal and they want to grow. I base the squad on them.”
Poland will be underdogs at Euro 2012, but with a relatively easy group (not that such thing really exists at International level), and talent players such as Lewandowski, Lukasz Piszczek (much touted to be joining Real Madrid this summer) and Jakub Błaszczykowski also of Borussia Dortmund, Poland will feel like they have a chance to cause a few upsets at the tournament.
If Lewandowski is to join United, he will be following fellow star of the Bundesliga Shinji Kagawa, who recently agreed his deal to head to Old Trafford. The Polish striker is said to be available for a similar price to his compatriot Kagawa, and will perhaps outline United’s transfer policy this summer, as they look to bring young, talented pl
ayers into their squad without parting with the sort of cash Man City have been spending in recent years, and if anybody is to get the best out of these type of signings, Sir Alex is certainly the man for the job.
To talk about Lewandowski in terms of potential is perhaps slightly unfair, he may be just 23 years old, but managed to score an impressive 22 goals last season for Dortmund, and has drawn attention from the highest rungs of European football in the process.
Signing the Pole could well spell the end for Dimitar Berbatov, who we all expect will leave the club this summer, as Sir Alex looks to bolster his squad in preparation for a campaign to regain the title they have held for so much of the last 20 years from bitter rivals Manchester City. United look like they’re in the market for a few more players, too, and I don’t expect their transfer efforts to stop at Robert. An official announcement regarding the transfer could come sooner rather than later, as they try to avoid paying inflated prices based on performances in Euro 2012.