Having bagged an impressive twenty two league goals for German champions Borussia Dortmund last term, it’s no surprise to see Robert Lewandowski is linked with some of Europe’s biggest clubs this summer. Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich are understood to be keen admirers of the 23-year-old, yet Manchester United are thought to be the front runners for his signature with some even suggesting that United have already agreed a financial package with Dortmund.
The rumours were fuelled prior to Poland’s opening game against Greece, where Lewandowski occupied the lone striker position for the Poles. His national team manager, Franciszek Smuda, claimed that his star man would be plying his trade for United next year, which obviously sparked something of a media frenzy.
However, Lewandowski and his team have remained quiet on the links, with the striker saying after his side’s draw with Greece, “I am so happy to score this goal in the opening match. But I’m not going to concentrate on these issues. Euro 2012 is the priority. I’m totally focused on the national team.”
It is understood that United would have to part with around £16m to land their man, which some would consider as quite a bargain considering Lewandowski’s reputation throughout Europe. Having constantly found himself at the top of the goal scoring charts in the Polish leagues, the Warsaw-born striker soon found himself transferring to Borussia Dortmund for a mere €4.5 million.
Having also established himself as a regular in the Polish national side through his fifteen goals, it is no surprise to see so much emphasis on Lewandowski’s performance through Euro 2012 and should he manage to add to the goal he scored on Friday, there could be suggestions that Dortmund could ask for even more than the £16m they are supposedly seeking at the moment.