United Tried to Buy Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, Louis van Gaal Reveals

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Manchester United, in 2014, tried to buy striker supreme Robert Lewandowski, but Bayern Munich wasn’t interested in selling him. This was revealed by former United and Bayern boss Louis van Gaal in German newspaper Bild today. The price was right, but the Bavarian giants weren’t interested in parting ways. They definitely made the right call given how much Lewandowski has further developed into a superstar for both club and country.

“He is currently the best striker in the world. I also wanted to train Lewandowski and wanted to bring him to Manchester United,” Van Gaal said.

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“The price was not a problem for Manchester United, but Bayern did not want to let him go.”

The high scoring Polish international had also been linked with a move to Arsenal this past summer, as a potential Alexis Sanchez replacement, but it never came close to actually materializing, and thus the Sanchez sale to Manchester City that had been in discussion collapsed.

Lewandowski has 33 goals in 37 appearances across all competitions this season for the Bavaria superpower, but he’s obviously getting it done, and then some, for Poland too. Largely due to his exploits, the White and Reds are reaching some of the highest levels that they have seen in recent years.

Following a change in representation last month, Lewandowski became linked with a potential move to Chelsea in the summer, due to connections between Stamford Bridge and his new agent. The Blues will face stiff competition from Real Madrid and others. 

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It appears the biggest of the big, the richest of the rich clubs are all going to come calling for his services this summer. Amid it all, Lewandowski says he’s focused on winning trophies with the Bavarian giants. He maintains that he will wait until the end of the season to assess his future.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for the Washington Times, NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, currently contributes regularly to WGN CLTV and the Tribune company’s blogging community Chicago Now.

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