Dortmund Polish striker Robert Lewandowski is in the news again and this time it is not on his proposed free transfer to Bayern Munich at the end of the season when his contract at the Signa Iduna Park would have expired. Recent reports revealed that his agent held talks with Italian giants Napoli over a proposed move.
Auriemma told Italian radio station: “Napoli on Lewandowski? I can not tell you how long I spoke with Aurelio De Laurentiis.
It must remain between us. Napoli seem to have a bulging pocket owing to the sale of star striker Cavani to PSG in the summer. I wonder where they want to play him despite the big money arrival of Higuain in the summer. With this revelation, it seems Dortmund are getting wiser and want to make some money off him and possibly sell him outside the Bundesliga now that his stance on his next club has relaxed a bit. If his resolve to join Bayern hasn’t relaxed, his agent won’t be holding meeting with Napoli.
This is particularly good news for Arsenal since we are still in the hunt for a marquee striker to complement the super midfielder we got on deadline day. Arsenal have money to spend and are well poised to snatch him. You may wonder how?
Certainly, he won’t be short of suitors in the Premier League. Top clubs like the Manchester Clubs, Chelsea and Arsenal are sure to be interested but the edge Arsenal have is that we seem to have the money to tempt Dortmund with and the guarantee of first team slot and regular football that Lewandowski will crave.
At Manchester United, he will have to battle Van Persie and a move for him will certainly cast a huge doubt over the future of Wayne Rooney. The English man wants to play as a striker but have to compete with Van Persie, that he might manage but a move for Lewandowski would mean him falling further down the pecking order. If Moyes decides to pursue Lewy, he should prepared to loose Rooney with Arsenal ready to pounce that can’t be bad news for us can it?
Both City and Chelsea have already spent on strikers in the summer. Chelsea brought in Eto’o and still have Torres and Ba in the mix while City brought in Jovetic and Negredo, with Aguero and Dzeko still in the mix. Where then will they put Lewandowski?
A patient dog is said to eat the fattest bone and that seems set to be the fate of Arsenal. Our failure to get a striker in the summer has left us with a pot of cash which we can afford to expend on a stellar striker like Lewandowski. I lick my lips at the prospect of a Giroud and Lewandowski forward line ably supported by Ozil, Cazorla and Wilshere manned midfield.