There has been much talk over potential new centre forwards arriving at the club this week, one man in particular being Polish and Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski. He has been a massive asset his club and country, with his most impressive performance coming recently the German Cup Final, where he scored a hat trick against Bayern Munich. He also netted once in the Euro 2012 against the Greece, and has since attracted plenty of interest from Premier League clubs. Chelsea the latest club to make a move for the striker bidding around £17 million, which was rejected as the Dortmund board demanding double that fee.
With the pursuit of various other attacking players still on the cards, will the club need the Polish striker at the Bridge too? A lot will depend on Romelu Lukaku’s situation, as he looks set to go out on loan with Fulham this season. This will definitely free up space for another striker since Drogba has left the club for China.
Robert Lewandowski will definitely demand regular first team football, but let’s not forget Fernando Torres is still very much around and expects to be the #1 striker. Would Lewandowski accept to be a backup striker while being integrated into the team, or will he need to compete with Torres for a regular starting spot?
It is safe to say that the man they call ‘The Great Lewandowski’ would be a great signing. He has succeeded in the Bundesliga and deserves a crack at the Premier League. It remains to be seen whether Abramovich will double his bid to acquire him, he is over-priced at £35 million, or whether he will opt to pursue a cheaper striker. Fans would love another big name striker in the new look Chelsea squad, and Rob will certainly get great service from players around him whenever selected in the lineup.
This article was written and supplied by Nasri Eric Majdalani and edited by myself.
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