Only 4 more days until MU enters the 2022 summer tour with an English derby with Liverpool. However, the squad that coach Erik Ten Hag has in his hand is really chaotic.
On July 12, MU will have a friendly match with Liverpool in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the match that marks the debut of coach Erik Ten Hag after the Dutch leader was recently appointed. Even from July 8, the “Red Devils” army moved to Thailand.
MU is ready to pay Lewandowski as high as Ronaldo
Further, there are only about 5 weeks left for the 2022/23 Premier League campaign to begin. Instead of looking for new talents to supplement the missing squad before and after, MU has to worry about keeping superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to ESPN sources, the new CEO Richard Arnold and the MU leadership team look to striker Robert Lewandowski to replace CR7. There are many opportunities for the Old Trafford team to complete this deal.
So far, Barcelona’s efforts to strike a deal for the Polish superstar have not come to fruition. The simple reason is that the host club Bayern Munich does not accept the installment plan from Barca, and at the same time, the fee of 30 million euros (equivalent to 25 million pounds) is too little.
This would be a good time for MU to look to an alternative. Compared to Ronaldo, Lewandowski is now a more potential name. Although both have entered the final stage of their careers, CR7 is 37 while “Lewy” turns 34 next August.
ESPN also reported that the “Red Devils” are ready to transfer the super salary of £ 500,000 / week that CR7 is enjoying to Lewandowski. Of course, the price to pay for the Polish star is not having a place in the Champions League season 2022/23.
But for a player who won the treble with Bayern Munich like “Lewy”, that may not be the key factor. If he wanted to conquer the Champions League, Lewandowski would have stayed at Bayern, not planning to move to Barcelona. The key is the salary, which Bayern cannot meet.