Some of the biggest clubs in Europe are battling it out to secure the signature of Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, but it is Manchester United who are reportedly leading the charge.
The clubs who have been linked with the Polish attacker include the previously stated Manchester United, Chelsea and Spanish giants Real Madrid. Since the beginning of these rumours, there has not been any official talk of offers being sent to Bayern, but ESPN journalist Mark Lovell (via the Express) has claimed that Jose Mourinho’s side are the only ones to have formally enquired for Lewandowski so far.
Real Madrid were previously credited as the favourites to sign the 29-year-old, but there has been no word as to an official offer from the Champions League holders so far. Former Real Madrid player Christoph Metzelder has said that it would be a difficult task to sign Lewandowski.
“There isn’t a pain barrier [on the transfer fee] because Robert Lewandowski is irreplaceable,” he said.
“There isn’t an adequate replacement available on the market. Therefore, they will not allow him to leave. Normally, Bayern do not give up their top players and they do not need the money.”
Lewandowski, as always, has been on top form this season and is the current top scorer in the Bundesliga this season. With 23 goals in 24 league appearances, the Polish striker has been breaking records left, right and centre and it wouldn’t be surprising to see Lewandowski moving away from Munich in the summer. Despite being one of the biggest clubs in Europe, Bayern Munich haven’t always lived up to expectations when it comes to continental success, last winning the Champions League in 2013, defeating Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in the final. Lewandowski was a part of that Dortmund side meaning he is yet to win a Champions League title, and moving away from the German side may be the best move for him if he wants to add the coveted European Cup to his long list of achievements.