Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s agent, Maik Barthel, has dismissed the prospect of his client moving to Manchester United over the summer.
It was reported during last year’s January transfer window that Lewandowski was unhappy with life at the Allianz Arena and keen on a move elsewhere in the summer.
He has, however, responded positively to the arrival of Carlo Ancelotti, claiming 30 goals in just 34 appearances so far this season.
And Barthel, when asked about the possibility of the Pole moving to Old Trafford over the summer, retorted in snappy fashion: “Does any top player in the world want to be a plan B?”
Mr Barthel is clearly assuming a couple of things here: the first being that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at Old Trafford for another year; the second, of course, being that Lewandowski couldn’t take the Swede’s place in the starting XI. Or maybe, as part of the agent community, he knows something about Antoine Griezmann’s future predicament that we, the footballing audience, don’t know.
Either way, one could understand why a player like Lewandowski – one of the most prolific goal-scorers in the world – would move anywhere that didn’t guarantee a regular place in the starting XI. The overall complexion could change, then, as long as Zlatan does choose to hang up his boots over the summer.