Ferguson hints as Borussia Dortmund striker move

Manchester United transfer news: Red Devils still in with a chance of landing Lewandowski

Pete South
Published 04/28/2013 10:08 by Pete South, read by 10,090 people.

Sir Alex Ferguson has left the door open to a summer move for Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski, by suggesting he could find room for the forward in his packed front line.

Lewandowski looks set to leave Dortmund in the summer, and has been linked with a move to Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich having told his club that he won’t pen a new contract to extend his stay at Signal Iduna Park beyond 2014.

However Manchester United remain in the hunt for the Polish International who did his reputation no harm with four goals against Real Madrid in the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday, and Ferguson said he would have no qualms about bringing in a new forward despite the presence of Robin van Persie, Danny Welbeck, Javier Hernandez and Wayne Rooney in his team.

The Scot also added that he believed Dortmund wouldn’t sell Lewandowski to Bayern having already lost Mario Gotze to them earlier this week.

"If the right player comes along you have to be prepared to make a move," Ferguson said

"I can find room for anybody here as long as they have the required quality. I am not sure Lewandowski will be sold to Bayern now. 

“The Dortmund fans are not going to be happy and I don't think they will sell to their main rivals. I think they will either let his contract run out, or sell him somewhere else."

Ferguson watched Dortmund in action on Wednesday against Real Madrid – reportedly to cast an eye over Lewandowski – and backed the German side as worthy Champions League winners.

"But for the referee [in Manchester United's defeat to Real Madrid] it would have been us facing Dortmund, and we would have had to do a good job, because they are a good side," he said. 

"Our target for next season is to do better in Europe, possibly by adding a player or two, but it will be interesting if this season's final is an all-German affair."


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