Galatasaray were reportedly interested in giving Lukas Podolski a way out of Arsenal this past January, but have withdrawn their interest ahead of the summer transfer window, according to the Evening Standard.
Our German international striker was struggling for game time at the Emirates, and was understandably looking for a way out. He found that in the form of a loan move to Inter Milan, but he didn’t fare much better in Serie A.
Galatasaray boss Hamza Hamzaoglu confirmed his side’s interest in Podolski back in January, but insists that they will not be continuing the hunt for his signature this summer.
“Podolski is not on our radar right now,” Hamzaoglu said, as quoted by the Standard.
“He was in the winter but not right now.”
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It will be a shame to see Podolski go – when he eventually does leave the club – as he is a real fan favourite. The World Cup winner also has an unbelievable left foot, and while he doesn’t produce as regularly as we’d like, he certainly has some unbelievable goals in his locker.
He doesn’t appear to have much of a future at Arsenal though, and he is unlikely to want to resume his role as a bench warmer.