Polish striker Robert Lewandowski announced a few months ago via his agent that he was not going to be renewing his contract with current club Borussia Dortmund. This announcement put many of Europe’s top clubs on high alert given the skills in the striker’s locker and we profiled him a number of months ago with respect to him joining the Gunners.
Over the past 2 seasons, Lewandowski has appeared 84 times scoring 57 times which is pretty damn impressive no matter where you are playing or who you are playing for. In the recent Champions League semi-final against Mourinho’s Real Madrid, the Polish striker bagged all four goals in the 4-1 first leg win for his team which secured their place in the final. This perfomance only served to add to the number of clubs interested in the player as reportedly Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid, Chelsea as well as Arsenal are all regarded as serious suitors for him.
Unfortunately, for all the clubs just mentioned it seems as though their interest has been for nothing with Sky Sports News reporting yesterday that Lewandowski has begun negotiations with newly crowned Champions League winners (and new Bundesliga champions) Bayern Munich. It seeems that the pull of playing for Europe’s top side and contesting the world’s biggest trophies is too much for Lewandowski and he is seemingly going to sign a deal to stay in Germany but to move from Dortmund to Munich.
This new development is a real shame as Robert Lewandowski would have been an excellent signing for Arsenal since he is an awesome all around striker who could provide the Gunners with the goals they need need and he would significantly improve the squad, adding competition and depth in one of the key areas. I suppose the €30million price tag was probably always going to be too big for Arsenal but still it was nice to dream of one of the world’s most in demand strikers playing in the red and white of the Gunners.