Arsenal have been given a boost in their pursuit of a top class striker as Borussia Dortmund director of sport Michael Zorc has confirmed Robert Lewandowski will be leaving the Bundesliga outfit within the next 18 months after turning down a new deal.
The Poland international’s current deal with the reigning German champions is set to expire in 2014 and he has been hotly tipped for a move across the channel to England since last summer, and current Bundesliga leaders Bayern are reportedly in the hunt too.
Lewandowski’s agent, who has hinted to reporters that his client would move on, has informed Zorc that the player will not sign a new deal.
Either he goes in June or he stays another year. We will have to see if he is going to be on the move in the summer.
The Dortmund star’s future is certainly far from certain with his coach Jurgen Klopp admitting:
Nothing is decided. I don’t know what the actual situation is.
There were reports circling Manchester United offered the striker a pre-contract that he may have signed before Christmas, but as nothing has eventuated from either side it seems we can put that rumour to bed.
Bayern are certainly the favourites, but Arsenal are in far greater need of a striker than the German’s who already have two top class strikers, however the future of Mario Gomez will impact the Lewandowski deal.
Wenger must reinforce the striking department this summer so do you think the Pole is the man for the job? His price won’t be huge with only one year left on his deal but his wage demands will have to be met which will be high, guaranteed.
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