Italian source Tutto Mercato are reporting that Man United have reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund to sign Polish international Robert Lewandowski next summer ahead of the 2013/14 season. Italian reports state that Old Trafford side have made a deal with Bundesliga side. They began back in the 2012 European Championships when the Poland national coach stated that he felt the 23-year-old would be making a move to Old Trafford over the summer.
Franciszek Smuda was quoted via The Metro back in June as saying “Lewy [Robert Lewandowski] is going to Manchester United… they [the players] have a goal and they want to grow.” Sir Alex Ferguson may well feel the need to beef up his attacking options having released Michael Owen and seen Dimitar Berbatov plead for a Man United exit. With Javier Hernandez struggling for form after a successful first season at the club a move for extra firepower makes a great deal of sense. “This discussion [about Robert Lewanowski to Manchester United] makes me sick. Polish media, in which everything has been rumored, I honestly…Whether offers arrive for him or not, it’s totally irrelevant. If I explicitly say for weeks that Robert will definitely compete for the championship and return from his summer vacation for training with us, that is so.” This time, reports coming out of Italy that have linked the striker with a move to Old Trafford over the summer transfer window. According to tuttomercatoweb.com (h/t Footy Latest), the Red Devils have come to an agreement with Lewandowski and the Polish international is set to join Manchester United for next year’s 2013/14 English Premier League season. Perhaps the knowledge of having Lewandowski ‘in the bag’ is behind Ferguson’s apparent reticence at allowing Bulgarian international Berbatov from leaving this summer. The former Tottenham man will see his contract come to an end next summer, which would therefore allow further room to be made to theoretically welcome Lewandowski to Old Trafford.
However, despite the apparently clear statement from Dortmund that they would not be selling their star striker and best player this summer, the rumors and speculation about a potential move by Lewandowski to the English Premier League—Manchester United in particular—simply continue.