Borussia Dortmund have recently made it clear that they are resigned to losing Polish striker Robert Lewandowski either at the end of this season or at the end of the 2013-14 season when his contract ends. The German side have tried to get Lewandowski to put pen to paper on a contract extension but the Pole clearly had his head turned by rumored interest from both Manchester United and Liverpool. You can see why they are interested in Lewandowski when you consider his extremely impressive 46 goals in 88 games for Dortmund which is an excellent return by anyone’s standards.
Lewandowski has already won over 50 senior caps for his country, netting a decent 15 times in those games and has become Poland’s star player and talisman. He appeared for his country in Euro 2012 and scored the first goal of the competition against Greece also winning the Man of the Match award as his team went on to tie the match but did not make it to the knockout phase of the tournament.
Lewandowski scored 30 goals in all competitions for Dortmund last season and is a cool, clinical finisher who is an excellent outlet for his team, holding the ball up well and distributing it with neat touches and flicks. He seems like he would fit in well with the Arsenal style of play. He has a solid all around game and he is playing for a superb Dortmund team in his third season now and as mentioned he has an excellent goals to games ratio, taking less than 2 games to score each goal. Playing his football in a quality footballing team and appearing in the Champions League on a regular basis, he has received plaudits for his finishing and temperament plus he is only twenty four so he still has a lot of potential to be realized and Wenger could develop him even further. He seems like a really strong option to me and is priced at a reported €20-30 million which is not that ridiculous in these times of inflated transfer fees.
Check out Lewandowski in action below, playing for Dortmund in this season’s Champions League against Real Madrid as he takes a pass from a team mate and dispatches a typically clinical finish past Casillas in the Real goal. What do you think, is he the genuine goal-scorer which the Gunners need?