‘Lewangoalski’ still eyeing Premier League
Robert Lewandowski is still eyeing a move from German champions Borussia Dortmund to England’s Premier League, but remains tied to the Bundesliga for now, the striker’s agent Cezary Kucharski said yesterday.
“I think in the future that anything is possible, but for now I think it would be difficult, because Borussia Dortmund don’t want to sell Robert,” Kucharski, a former Poland international who is also a member of parliament, told AFP reporters.
Asked at what point the 23-year-old striker could try to engineer a departure, Kucharski said: “It’s not so easy. But we will speak with Dortmund first.”
Lewandowski is rumoured to be on the radar of English clubs, notably Man. United, though Dortmund have said repeatedly that he is not on the market.
In June 2010, Lewandowski signed a four-year deal with Dortmund, leaving Lech Poznan for a Polish record fee of €4.5 million.
His value now would be significantly higher.
After a first season in the shadows of Paraguay’s Lucas Barrios, he took his chances well when injury ruled the latter out and he quickly earned the nickname “Lewangoalski”.
He has thrived at the club alongside Poland midfielder and captain Kuba Blaszczykowski and right-back Lukasz Piszczek – the trio were named in the Bundesliga team of the season by German football magazine Kicker.
He netted 22 goals for Borussia Dortmund in 34 games as his team won the Bundesliga title for the second consecutive season and also won the German Cup after beating Bayern in the final.
With 30 goals in all competitions, Lewandowski came into Euro 2012 tipped as a player to watch.
Although Euro co-hosts Poland crashed out in the group stage, he set out his stall by scoring in the tournament’s opening match on June 8, when the Poles drew 1-1 with Greece in Warsaw.