Manchester United: No Deal

The agent of reported Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski has said that there is no substance to rumours linking his client with a move to Old Trafford.

The Polish international who has scored 41 goals in 84 games for his country, has been the subject of periodic transfer speculation pertaining to Manchester United almost since he came on the scene at Borussia Dortmund.

But a controversial move to force rivals Bayern Munich ensued in 2014 and the Pole hasn’t looked back.

He has hit a remarkable 98 goals in 135 games for the German giants and scored 31 in just 35 games this season.

With his power, aerial ability and robust frame he looks like the perfect Premier League number nine and TFF has no doubt that he would score almost as freely in England as he has in Germany.

But his agent, Maik Barthel, responded to rumours that Lewandowski was Manchester United’s fallback option if they failed to get Antoine Griezmann by saying:

“Does any top player in the world want to be a plan B?”

The player ticks all the boxes for Manchester United expect perhaps for his age. Lewandowski is 29 in August and would be signing a final big contract if he moved to United. While there is no suggestion that his talents are currently waning, Jose Mourinho has been investing in players like Eric Bailly and Paul Pogba, who are in their early twenties and can form a long-term, serial winning side.

But Manchester United haven’t been scared to buy veteran strikers with great success in the past. Robin van Persie arrived at the age of 31 and Zlatan was 34 when he came to the club. Both enjoyed huge success in Red.