Manchester United Transfer News: Robert Lewandowski Would Be Excellent Addition

Ben ChodosCorrespondent IIMarch 1, 2013

MADRID, SPAIN - NOVEMBER 06: Robert Lewandowski of Borussia Dortmund (L) battles for the ball against Raphael Verane of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League Group D match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on November 6, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski is hinting at a move away from the Bundesliga side this summer, and he would be an ideal signing for Manchester United.

Sky Sports’ Graeme Bailey reports that Cezary Kucharski, Lewandowski’s agent, told the following to a Polish television station: 

Robert has made his decision. Only he decides when he will make his decision public, though. Those who have followed Robert's career will realise that he's never stayed at a club for longer than two seasons. He's already in his third season at Dortmund. Read between the lines and you'll know what this means.

Bailey also reports that United are considered to be the favorites to land the star forward. If his agent is correct, a move to Old Trafford may already be in place.

While United has no shortage of strikers, this would still be a wise move.

The balance of power in the English Premier League can change extremely quickly, and clubs need to be proactive in the transfer market if they hope to compete for trophies.

This season offers a perfect example of what happens when a team sits on its hands instead of bringing in top talent during the summer. 

After one of the most thrilling title races in history, Manchester City captured its first league title in 44 years. But the competition between City and United didn’t stop there.

Both teams were linked to Robin van Persie in the transfer window.

The Red Devils signed Van Persie, while City brought in a handful of supporting players.

Jack Rodwell, Scott Sinclair, Maicon, Matija Nastasic and Javi Garcia are all capable of contributing quality performances, but none of these players have made a significant impact this season.

In contrast, Van Persie is leading the Premier League with 19 goals scored.

His late-game heroics have salvaged points on multiple occasions, and he is the primary reason why the title race is all but over with 10 games still to play.

To stay on top, Sir Alex Ferguson needs to sign players this summer who will make a difference. With 14 goals and four assists in 20 Bundesliga matches, Lewandowski has this ability. 

However, it will take some tact from the United boss to manage minutes if he holds on to all of his strikers.

Finding time for Lewandowski, Van Persie, Wayne Rooney, Javier Hernandez and Danny Welbeck will not be easy, but it is possible. 

Rooney, Welbeck and Van Persie all have versatile skill sets and can be effective when dropping further back in the formation.

Or, in Rooney and Welbeck’s case, moving out to the wing.

This leaves just Lewandowski and Hernadez who are solely centre-forwards.

Having too many attackers is far better than not having enough.

And the risk of not signing new talent in the summer is significantly greater than putting a new player into a crowded situation.

Bringing on Van Persie led to a 12-point lead atop the table when United was in a dogfight with City for the league lead last season. If Ferguson wishes to keep this advantage over the rest of the Premier League, another dynamic attacker will be needed.

Lewandowski is a perfect candidate to be that player.