Why Robert Lewandowski is this summer's most wanted player
Robert Lewandowski is arguably the hottest player in Europe at the moment. The Poland forward scored 4 goals against Real Madrid on Wednesday evening, after Dortmund fans witnessed an incredible performance by their team.
Lewandowski has flashed elite potential for quite some time, but he has taken his game to the next level over the past two seasons with Dortmund. He’s scored 33 goals in 38 appearances across Domestic League and Champions League play this season.
He currently leads the Bundesliga scoring charts (converting 25.6% of his chances) and places as the 6th highest goal getter in Europe, behind Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Radamel Falcao and Robin Van Persie.
Having scored in each of his last 12 league appearances, if he were he to find the net in Dortmund’s final four matches he’d equal the record Bayern legend Gerd Müller established in the 1969-70 season when he scored in 16 games in a row – a truly remarkable feat.
The striker only has a year left on his current contract with Dortmund and the Bundesliga giants look set to let him leave this summer – mainly to avoid losing the player on a free at the end of next season.
Manchester United and Bayern Munich are the two top clubs that are being linked with Lewandowski. He’s been involved in transfer talk in the past, but recent comments from his agent make it sound like his exit will be imminent once the campaign ends.
He has told friends and family his heart is set on coming to the Premier League and that United are his No.1 choice ahead of Manchester City and Chelsea.
Now the 24-year-old has issued a ‘Come and get me’ plea to Sir Alex Ferguson in the hope of securing a move to Old Trafford to link up with Robin van Persie.
After Atletico Madrid’s Falcao, Lewandowski is arguably the best player looking for a move this summer and his affordable price-tag will make him an extremely appealing target for a number of top European sides.
One thing’s for sure, Lewandowski will not be short of options this summer. A move to the Premier League or La Liga will definitely be on the cards and he always has the option of moving within Germany to Bayern. It would be nice to see him stay faithful to Dortmund but I’d love to see him playing for an English club at some point in the near future.
This transfer is going to create a huge number of rumours over the next few weeks. For me, Lewandowski is without a doubt the most wanted player this summer.
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