Polish striker Robert Lewandowski’s contract talks have been put on hold and the club could be ready to cash in, altering several top clubs in Europe including English giants Manchester United, according to reports from The Mirror.
The 24-year-old has been under contract with Borussia Dortmund till 2014, but the club fears of losing him for nothing as the forward has yet to pen down a new deal for the reigning Bundesliga Champions.
Dortmund chief executive Aki Watzke, addressing the issue said: “We will sit down and discuss what to do next if Robert does not extend his contact.”
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to bring him at Old Trafford in the summer with a reported bid of £16m, but the club refused to part away with their star man. Ferguson instead went for then Arsenal skipper Robin van Persie for a reported fee of £24m.
But will he go for the Polish international again in the January transfer window or next summer? Very unlikely. The Scot has an avalanche of strikers at his disposal and Lewandowski’s inclusion would only add ramifications. Where will he fit in the current set-up?
The Polish striker would get a chance to re-forge a bond with ex-team mate Shinji Kagawa but the current set-up won’t allow an easy accommodation for him in the side. Thus, his purchase would be like a shiny toy, one which Ferguson can easily do without.