DIETMAR Hamann has called on Arsenal and Manchester United to break the bank to sign Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski.The Poland international was left on the bench for the majority of his side’s 0-0 Champions League last-16 draw with Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday, only being introduced with 15 minutes of the first leg remaining.
And Hamann believes that the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool should now react and attempt to sign what could be an unsettled Lewandowski at Bayern.
“If you look at Manchester United, I think they could do with a Lewandowski,” he told Sky Sports.
“At the moment United, Liverpool and even Arsenal… Lewandowski is tailor-made for them. He came to Bayern Munich on a free last year but if there was an opportunity to get him out I’d break the bank for him because I think he’s the best No.9 in the world.
“It’ a big question mark. There’s a question mark about the manager. There are still no assurances that he will be there, even though he’s got a contract.
“I think the same goes for Lewandowski because the way the team plays under Guardiola, I don’t think it suits him. He was tailor-made for Dortmund and I think he’s tailor-made for two or three English teams where he can play on the counter attack on big pitches where he can run in behind.
“He needs to be involved in the game. In Bayern Munich he simply doesn’t get enough balls with the way they play. You need a poacher in Bayern Munich, somebody who scores his goals in the box, rather than a Lewandowski who does everything.”
And Hamann is convinced that Lewandowski will have been annoyed at his role in the last couple of games, with the former Dortmund star having been shunted out to the wing for the win over Hamburg before being named as a substitute in Ukraine.
He added: “I can only imagine his head is not in the right place at the moment because if you go to Shakhtar in a knockout game he’s the only recognised striker in the team and you sit on the bench. He played for 65 to 70