Liverpool legend urges Man United to sign Robert Lewandowski
Dietmar Hamann says Manchester United should enquire about signing Robert Lewandowski this summer
Dietmar Hamann believes that Manchester United should break the bank to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich this summer.
The Poland international striker joined Bayern from Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer last summer and has scored eight goals in 19 Bundesliga games so far this season.
However, Lewandowski was left on the bench for most of Bayern’s goalless Champions League draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night and only played the final 15 minutes of the last-16 first-leg clash.
Former Liverpool midfielder Hamann feels that the 26-year-old striker would be far better suited to an English club than Pep Guardiola’s side and believes that the forward is unsettled at Bayern.
And the ex-Germany international has urged the likes of United, Arsenal and Liverpool to enquire about the forward’s availability this summer.
Speaking to Sky Sports on Tuesday night, Hamann said: “If you look at Manchester United, I think they could do with a Lewandowski.
“At the moment United, Liverpool and even Arsenal… Lewandowski is tailor-made for them. He came to Bayern Munich on a free last year but if there was an opportunity to get him out I’d break the bank for him because I think he’s the best number nine in the world.
“It’ a big question mark. There’s a question mark about the manager. There are still no assurances that he will be there, even though he’s got a contract.
“I think the same goes for Lewandowski because the way the team plays under Guardiola, I don’t think it suits him. He was tailor-made for Dortmund and I think he’s tailor-made for two or three English teams where he can play on the counter attack on big pitches where he can run in behind.
“He needs to be involved in the game. In Bayern Munich he simply doesn’t get enough balls with the way they play. You need a poacher in Bayern Munich, somebody who scores his goals in the box, rather than a Lewandowski who does everything.”
Lewandowski also scored twice and notched up two assists in the Champions League group stage for Bayern this season.