Robert Lewandowski has attracted the attention of Chelsea and Spurs as they prepare to lock horns with the aim of signing the 23 year old Polish striker.
Scoring 22 goals and assisting a further 8 goals for his club, Borussia Dortmund, in only 34 games, it is easy to see why he has attracted the attention of these Premier League teams. But with a £20 million bidding war reportedly set to begin according to the Daily Mail, it looks like Lewandowski’s future might be up in the air for the forthcoming weeks.
Whilst it would be an obvious choice for Lewandowski to move to the Champions League winners’ Chelsea, a move to Stamford Bridge might see his footballing development come to a steady decline as he will be out of favour to be the number one striker.
According to the Mirror, Chelsea have given Fernando Torres the go-ahead as main striker off the bat of an impressive Euro 2012 campaign, as he will replace the recently departed Didier Drogba.
In contrast to this, Lewandowski’s other option is Tottenham. Of course the lack of Champions League football would not satisfy the Borussia Dortmund star, but with heavy investment in this window looking likely to reach at minimum £60 million for the transfer budget, combined with the new management and new training facilities, this could help to persuade the 23 year old to join North London over their West London rivals.
Also, as Tottenham’s only striker at the moment is frustrated Englishman Jermain Defoe, it means that Lewandowski would be very likely to be a key man at White Hart Lane.
Even though Borussia Dortmund have stated that their main striker is not for sale, with Kagawa recently leaving the club to join Manchester United, the Bundesliga will be much harder for last year’s winners. Additionally without Kagawa and Lewandowski, who scored 64% of the German team’s goals last season, it would be much harder for the club to retain their League title.
Finally, if Lewandowski is to remain with the club, there is no doubt that due to the absence of Kagawa, the number of goals which Lewandowski scored or assisted would fall by a fair amount, and as a result will see his value drop.
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