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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has revealed all about his failed transfer to Manchester United in 2012.
The star of Poland was crowned the best player in the world at the recent FIFA Best awards ceremony, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi for the award.
Lewandowski he shot Bayern to a historic hat-trick last season, scoring 55 goals in the process. The 32-year-old scored 34 in the Bundesliga, 15 in the Champions League and 16 in the German Cup.
The prolific shooter joined the European champions in 2014, leaving Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer.
But he has revealed that his career could have taken a completely different path, with Lewandowski ‘set’ to sign for United in 2012.
“After my second year in Dortmund, I had a conversation with Sir Alex Ferguson,” he said. France Soccer.
“I wanted him to come to Manchester. There he was very interested. I can even say it was ready.
“But Dortmund didn’t want to let me go. It didn’t bother me more than that because things were going well with Borussia ”.
Ferguson ended up hiring Robin van Persie from Arsenal. That wasn’t too bad though, as United clinched their most recent Premier League title.
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United and Spurs chase the Serie A star
Manchester United and Tottenham are among the clubs interested in Nikola Milenkovic, according to a report.
Milenkovic has established himself as a key player for Fiorentina, where he has made 100 appearances in Serie A since joining in 2017.
The 23-year-old appears poised to take a step towards a bigger club, with reports recently suggesting that Tottenham might do something for him in January.
However, according to La Nazione (via Inside Futbol), they are not the only suitors for the defender. Man Utd is also on the hunt.
Milenkovic was regularly mentioned as a target for the Red Devils in the summer of 2019. Those ties have faded a bit since then, but the Italian newspaper claims the option is still very much alive.
Also, your agents have already received some offers. Milenkovic only has 18 months left on his contract, so he could be available for a small fee.
Fiorentina are hoping to renew their contract, but if they cannot reach an agreement, they may have to sell it. Read more…