He has also made a return to the headlines with the news that his future is not quite as resolved as we originally thought.
It had seemed that a move to Bayern Munich was basically agreed on, and a pre contract agreement with the Bavarian giants would be penned as soon a Lewandowski was able – which would of course been January. Now the player has taken steps to backtrack – and place himself firmly back on the market. This in turn places a host of clubs around Europe on high alert.
Lewandowski has claimed that a move to Bayern is not the inevitability that it once seemed – quite why this is the case is a mystery. He will not be staying at Borussia Dortmund – he is planning on running down his contract until the summer and leaving on a free.
This of course makes him an even more attractive prospect for Europe’s elite. A knock down price could well be negotiated in the winter in order to make sure BVB do not lose out on the player completely.
Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid are all thought to be keen on the player – with Chelsea and Real Madrid being the clubs most in need of a man who can put the ball in the back of the net.
Jose Mourinho knows that to win the title he needs another striker. Currently he is faced with having one forward who can actually score, and sadly for Chelsea, that forward is on loan at Everton.
At times, the club have looked like they are playing with ten men, such is the ineptitude of their current forwards. Lewandowski may be Champions League tied, but for Mourinho, the league is the aim this season, and to win that, he needs the Polish forward. In fact, he needed him three months ago.
Real Madrid meanwhile have their own problems. After selling Gonzalo Higuain and failing to bring in another senior forward, they were left with Karim Benzema. Never the strongest mentally, Benzema has suffered heavily at the hands of the Bernabeu boo boys and would not be adverse to a move away come January.
Arsenal are prime contenders for the French International – as interestingly enough, are Chelsea, who of course have the man that called Benzema a cat at the helm. Given the fact that Lewandowski put four past Los Blancos in the Champions League, the club are well aware of what he can do, and if nothing else, would rather have him with them than against.
Both options would of course be attractive to Lewandowski – a move to Manchester United may not be. The club look bereft of ideas or creativity in the middle of the park, and would not be able to provide the service Lewandowski so desperately needs. Not to mention the little matter of Robin Van Persie, who is the main man at the club.
Manchester United may want Lewandowski, but they do not need him. Neither do rumoured suitors Manchester City. Should the blue half of Manchester actually make a bid for the player, they are being quite frankly greedy. Both Real Madrid and Chelsea however certainly do need him.
Lewandowski is 25 years old. His best is yet to come. A pretty scary thought, given in 103 games for BVB he has managed to net 58 goals. Allegations of Pep Guardiola remaining unconvinced by the player are floating around, but the proof is in the goal record the player can boast.
Roy Hodgson will be hoping Lewandowski does not have a sting in his tail. As for a few of Europe’s giants? They could well be betting on that sting come January.
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