According to report earlier today from German media outlet Bild, Robert Lewandowski is considering leaving Allianz Arena the home of Bayern Munich. And a move to Arsenal is said to be appealing to the player.
Lewandowski is one of the best forwards in the world and signing him to Emirates would definitely increase Arsene Wenger’s chances of winning the title or even the Champions League next season.
And as the saying goes, there is no smoke without fire, the intensity of the reports linking Lewandowski away from Bayern Munich and the fact that the player himself has been noncommittal in dismissing the rumours shows there is a real chance he could leave Bayern Munich soon.
However, for Arsenal to have a chance of getting the Poland international, Wenger needs to realize he has got to pay top dollar for the player. Arsenal needs to finally stop living in year 2006, it is 2016, the market is no longer the way it was in 2006. This is a fact. Top class players will only go for top dollar.
And with Real Madrid and Barca likely to be interested, Arsenal trying to play smart in a bid to reduce the transfer fee will only ensure they are beaten to the signing of the player. Arsenal certainly need a world class striker and Lewandowski is top three in the world at the moment.
He certainly won’t be available for less than £65 million but if Arsenal can be getting more money from the TV deals, why not spend more money on improving the team. The folly of Arsenal’s supposed prudence in the transfer market is that the club are not able to attract top money from sponsorship deals as companies want to pay top money only if you are doing well on the field of play.
For instance, Manchester United gets £70 million per year from their own sponsorship deal, Arsenal gets 30 million from Puma. The difference, United have a long history of winning stuffs and winning stuffs gets them more younger fans… something that delight their sponsors.