Bayern Munich have warned Arsenal not to bother with a bid for striker Mario Mandzukic by Bayern Munich’s sporting director Matthias Sammer, according to the Metro.
The prolific forward is set to be a second choice option for Bayern Munich next season following the arrival of hitman Robert Lewandowski from Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. With several pundits insisting that the 27-year-old Croatia international will lose his place in the first-team next season to the 26-year-old Polish when he arrivals at the club.
This has prompted actions from Arsenal to move for the forward in the summer, with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger making the signing of a new striker a transfer priority.
However Bayern sporting director Matthias Sammer has warned the Gunners they will be wasting their time with a bid, as the 27-year-old remains very much a part of the club’s future plans.
Sammer told Sky90…
“Nobody even has to bother making an approach for Mandzukic,”
“He is incredibly important to Bayern. I always affectionately say that he plays like an animal.
“It is simply amazing how much work he does for the team and how much running he does during a game.
“They always try to provoke him because he really hurts his opponents with his work-rate.”
Will Arsenal be able to lure Mandzukic to the Emirates with the promise of first team action?
Will Mandzukic play second fiddle to Lewandowski and fall to the bench in Pep Guardiola’s plans next season?
It would be interesting to see how the event will unfold as reports are suggesting that the situation is getting uneasy as Mandzukic being on the form of his life, will not be willing to play second fiddle to anyone. And might as well consider offers elsewhere.
In my opinion, Mandzukic is the “Luiz Suarez” of the Bundesliga and is just the right forward needed in the Arsenal team as he has got the work rate, the pace and the energy to deliver coupled with his consistency so far. If things go our favour in the summer i would want Wenger to snap him up with any price regardless.