Despite having another very good season with Dortmund, it seems that Robert Lewandowski has had enough of playing in the Bundesliga, and is going to make his best effort to force a move to Manchester United, who have been on his trail for the last couple of seasons.
Lewandowski has been a crucial part of Dortmund’s success in the league and in the Champions League over the last couple of years, winning the Bundesliga twice and scoring a total of 60 goals in 121 matches for the club, really picking up the pace last season with 30 goals in all competitions, including 22 in the Bundesliga. This season he has 14 goals in 20 league matches, making it 21 in all competitions.
According to his agent, Cezary Kucharski, is claiming that three years with Dortmund have been enough for the 24 year old Polish striker, and it’s time to move on to a richer club, although not using those exact words.
Robert has made his decision. Only he decides when he will make his decision public, though. Those who have followed Robert’s career will realize that he’s never stayed at a club for longer than two seasons. He’s already in his third season at Dortmund. Read between the lines and you’ll know what this means.
Yes, we can take a hint. Lewandowski’s contract runs out in 2014, which means Dortmund, if unable to get Lewandowski to sign an extension, will be forced to sell him unless they don’t mind him walking away for free. Last season they sold Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United, possibly one of the facts why Dortmund aren’t doing as well in the league (“only” second place, miles behind Bayern Munich), although focusing on the Champions League and simply Bayern’s ability has taken its toll.
If Lewandowski is to leave, Manchester United will likely offer somewhere between €20-25 million; if he was an English striker, or Spanish the price would have been higher. The fact that his contract is running out and going by his age and the price Robin van Persie was sold to United for (£24 million), it’s safe to assume United won’t be breaking any records to sign Lewandowski.