Currently sitting at the top of the Premier League table with one of the best frontlines in England, if reports are to be believed, Manchester United are keen to further shore up their attack by roping in Borussia Dortmund poacher Robert Lewandowski.
However, according to Dortmund’s manager Jurgen Klopp, the Red Devils will have to wait up at-least until the end of the season before launching a renewed bid for the Poland international.
"I'm not afraid he will leave," Klopp said. "Manchester United are one of many teams showing interest in him. But the fact remains the contract is with us.
"The time when big, rich English clubs tried to take our players from Germany, thank God, is over. In the second half of the season he'll be with us."
Lewandowski has been heavily linked with a move to the Old Trafford over the past few months and United manager Alex Ferguson and his assistant Mike Phelan even scouted the player during Dortmund’s Champions League trip to Manchester City earlier this term.
Some transfer stations have also indicated that although Untied already consist four prominent and reliable strikers in the team, Fergie views Lewandowski as a possible replacement for Luis Nani, who is all set to leave the club in search of new pastures.
“Despite Dortmund’s valuation of the former Lech Poznan striker, United are confident that Lewandowski’s diminishing contract will enable them to secure him for a figure similar to the £17 million paid for Kagawa this summer.
With Portuguese winger Nani set to be sold either next month or at the end of the season, Lewandowski has been identified as a replacement because of his ability to play as a right-sided forward as well as a central striker.”
Nonetheless, I personally believe that buying Lewandowski will still be a luxury that United certainly don’t need. He might possess Hernandez-esque scoring instincts and is well experienced on the international stage, but will never be ideally played on the wings and the Red Devils perhaps need to first buy able defensive minded players in order to stabilize their porous defence.