Lewandowsi Agrees Five-Year Deal Ahead Of £18m United Move

By on December 27, 2012

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Man Utd are linked with Robert Lewandowski.

Robert Lewandowski

Manchester United have agreed an £18m fee with Borussia Dortmund for striker Robert  Lewandowski with the player set to sign a five-year contract to move to Old Trafford in the summer, according to the Daily Mail.

The 24-year-old has 18 months left to run on his current contract and despite Dortmund’s insistence they are willing to let him run down his deal and let him leave on a free, the Mail claim the German’s have now agreed to sell the striker to long-term admirers United for £18m in the summer.

The report claims Lewandowski will sign a five-year contract – doubling his wages to £4.1m per year in the process – and he is understood to have already told friends he is on the move.

A striker appears to be the last thing United require at this time, with the Red Devils currently the Premier League top-scorers with 48 goals in 19 games. Many would say defence or even central midfield should be the priority for strengthening but Sir Alex Ferguson seems to want to add to his array of talent up front that includes Robin van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck.

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If the Mail’s report is accurate, and Lewandowski does move to Old Trafford in the summer, it will be interesting to see how Ferguson fits him in to his side. It could see the Pole play alongside Van Persie up front with Rooney deployed in a deeper role behind the two, which would create one of the most devastating strike-forces in Europe.

There is nothing official from either club as yet, so lets see how this story develops but the Mail seem confident this is all but a done-deal.

Are United fans excited by the potential arrival of Lewandowski? Get involved in the comments section below.

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13 Comments

  1. Manufan

    December 27, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Not excited at all.. just fearful for the likes of welbeck, chicharito and Kagawa’s development as players. Fact of the matter is they need games. Even if rooney goes to CM.. how often will he want to be dropped to supplement development of others.. Clev’s has been fantastic recently.. he is another who needs a good crack at the whip.. If fergie want to play that diamond formation we’ll get found out

  2. Matt

    December 27, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Brilliant signing if he comes, as Welbeck and Hernandez have not got it to mske it at United and the later can only do it as an impact sub.
    Defender and midfielder still needed though.

    • YAYA WHO & YAHOO

      December 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

      HERNANDEZ NOTE IS UTTER RUBBISH … & it ha abs. nothing what so ever to do with his yesterday´s involvement … jeeez, that bad a post that I feel u r blue (no matter of the kind of that shoppaholic colour btw).
      Hernandez is among top 4 in the world when it comes to the finishing & the overall movement in the penalty area – it is how good he is.

      Welbeck is another question / still a good enough United squad player, local boy too.

      To the topic itself: Lewa is a very good fwd – sadly it is where it all ends.
      And yes – we shall look at CM (??? Montolivo???), CD (Hummels or Chielini), LW (Cavani, Reus or Götze … to stay in BVB) & LB (??? Baines???) positions 1st (on the other hand: yes, we do have TUNNICLIFFE/PETRUCCI //WOOTON/BLACKETT //COLE/LINGARD //KEANE for those positions but when it comes to fwds, we still have KEANA (Will …), King & not at all last KIKO …

      The final words are: I doubt this story is true / I ´ve never believed Daily LOST or Daily FAIL anyway / & if this does materialise I won´t know WHY & WHERE exactly he will fit in.

      • Essigreb

        December 28, 2012 at 6:13 am

        I agree with Matt – Hernandez is totally overrated. Coming on as the third striker is what he is any good at. A player who is totally useless outside the area is not a world class player. Since you list him among the best 4, I wonder who the other 3 are.

  3. Prince Evans

    December 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    If the reports ‘re real, what a wonderful deal!

  4. abdul

    December 27, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    it will be a great signing,but sir should focus on the defence first.

  5. Teeve stephen tyolumun

    December 27, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Dat is wast of money,mu has enough quality strikers

  6. Sudersan

    December 27, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    Great luxury signing but not the priority. Wouldn’t mind RVP, Lewandowski, Rooney and Kagawa all playing in a 4-2-3-1 formation with Lewandowski up top. Clevz and Carrick would be the central two. Devastating attack that would be.

  7. Brendan

    December 27, 2012 at 2:59 pm

    Deffenders

  8. abdirahman

    December 27, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    its good idear if de deal is true imeans we want him 2 cme united hiz agd striker

  9. Sesco

    December 27, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Lewa is a great signing for utd

  10. Sesco

    December 27, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Don’t doubt about it Lewa is a great signing for utd if it’s true

  11. konduankaunga

    January 4, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Arguably signing its only strk we need to match rvp,rooney,danny,chicharito, sign him.it will be great manutd 4evamore.

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