Hit and miss striker Robert Lewandowski is being closely monitored by Chelsea according to Caughtoffside.com. The Polish international’s agent has claimed that his client has had several informal discussions surrounding a move to the Blues in January’s transfer window.
Lewandowski is being labeled as a slight gamble as his recent accent to fame has only resulted from his great start to this season’s Bundesliga campaign. Lewandowski was originally signed by Borussia Dortmund in 2010 but struggled to make his mark in his first full season. He has however begun this season by scoring 7 goals in just 11 games and beginning to really establish himself as a hotshot in front of goal. This has attracted the attention of the Blues as well as several other big European clubs who are keeping a close eye on his development.
Roman Abramovich is more than keen to add to his faltering side’s firepower and is eager to close the gap on Manchester’s leading clubs so a player in such a rich vein of form would be the perfect addition. Abramovich will also be trying very hard to do all he can to support his young managerial gamble Villa-Boas in his maiden season with the Blues. Villas-Boas is struggling to have quite the impact everyone eagerly anticipated when he first arrived but Abramovich knows all too well that he needs to play his part in the working relationship to give him every chance of being a success.
The 23 year old Poland striker will be relatively unknown to most Premiership sides giving Lewandowski the advantage and a great opportunity to really shine. And Lewandowski won’t come cheap as he is under contract with Dortmund until 2014 suggesting a pretty hefty get out clause is attached but with the futures of Didier Drogba and Nicolas Anelka under doubt, the Blues will have more than enough to bargain with if needed.
The only shame would be for Dortmund to see the player leave just as he is finding his feet and playing an integral part of their 2011/2012 campaign. Lewandowski would win far more admirers for being faithful to Dortmund after only one season than if he were to move. As usual, another player’s loyalty will come under scrutiny once money is thrown his way.