Polish striker, Robert Lewandowski, 27, has opened the way for a move to the Premier League. Frustrated by Real Madrid’s need to sell before they can buy him, the ruthless striker’s representatives are exploring other avenues to seal a move away from Bayern Munich.
With a phenomenal record of 42 goals in 51 appearances for the Bavarians last season, Lewandowski feels that he needs a new challenge. He has previously stated that moving to the Bernabeu is his dream but isn’t prepared to wait for that to happen.
Manchester United tried to sign him whilst he was at Dortmund and wouldn’t balk at the rumoured £75m asking price. Lewandowski though, wants Champions League football and that is major sticking point for both United and Liverpool, where he would re-unite with former Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp.
Despite leaving for a Bundesliga rival, the pair remain close and Lewandowski credits Klopp for bringing the best out of him as a player during a spell where he scored 103 goals in 187 appearances. A boyhood Liverpool fan, it would be an ideal move for him but unlikely to happen unless the Reds fortunes dramatically improve.
Ironically, had they won last season’s Europa League, the deal could already have been done, but Sevilla will instead feature in the next season’s Champions League following their 3 – 1 victory in Basel.
It’s an unwelcome distraction for the Pole ahead of his country’s vital Euro 2016 clash with Germany. Both countries will be keen to seal their progress to the Round of Sixteen with a win although a draw will most likely see them through as well.
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