Borussia Dortmund are reportedly prepared to let star striker Robert Lewandowski join Premier League sides for just £7 million in the January transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The Polish hitman has quickly become one of the most sought after attackers in the European game, following dazzling displays for the Signal Iduna Park outfit with his contract set to expire in the summer.
The likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Manchester United and Manchester City are all keen on the Polish international, who is widely expected to join Bayern Munich at the end of the season for free.
The 25 year old has no intention of extending his stay at Dortmund, but the German side are desperate to keep him out of the clutches of their domestic rivals.
The report suggests that Dortmund are willing to let him leave well below his transfer value in order to stop a potential free transfer to the Bavarians at the end of his contract. The Bundesliga side are willing to sell him to foreign sides for only £7 million a fraction of the £30 million plus which has been quoted for his services in recent times.
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Lewandowski is presently one of the best finishers in front of goal in Europe. He is a strong and powerful striker and possesses superb technical skills, including a deft first touch which allows him to race away from his marker. He has an infinite tank of energy and raw, blistering pace which makes him a nightmare for opposing defenders.
The Dortmund hit-man scored 36 goals last season to fire his side to the Champions League final, and has nine in as many games so far this season and his goal scoring record indicates signing him would be a great piece of business for the Gunners.
Giroud has so far impressed this season but it would be unreasonable to think that he can keep up his intense work rate for 60 games a season. If the Frenchman gets injured then Arsene Wenger can only call on Nicklas Bendtner to replace him. So signing a striker will be a must if Arsenal want to continue their pursuit of silverware.
Lewandowski certainly would be a fantastic addition and would definitely allow the club to have the world class striker it’s crying out for. However with massive clubs like United, Chelsea as well as Bayern Munich, we may struggle to secure the forward but Wenger has proved in the summer that he is still capable of bringing big name signings to the Emirates.
A fee of £7 million would represent excellent value, but at the moment the power seems to lie with the player. But if Arsenal can sign him then I think we will have a great chance of ending our trophy drought.
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