Bundesliga

The Bridge Has To Be The Preferred Destination For £25M Maestro

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski looks set to finally seal a move to the Premier League at the end of the season after months of speculation over the summer didn’t come to fruition and he stayed with Borussia Dortmund.

The 24-year old has two years remaining on his contract but he has admitted that he doesn’t know where his future lies after the current campaign is over.

Manchester United and Chelsea have both registered an interest in last season’s Bundesliga top-scorer but were unable to finalise a deal in the recent transfer window for the Euro 2012 star.

Juventus and Bayern Munich have both also been linked with the former Lech Poznan hitman but it is believed that his preferred destination is England, although it remains to be seen which of his suitors he will choose.

If I was Lewandowski, then I would pick Stamford Bridge over Old Trafford as his number of first-team opportunities would be much higher under Roberto Di Matteo than with Sir Alex Ferguson.

Chelsea only have two frontline strikers in Fernando Torres and Daniel Sturridge, although the latter played more as a winger last season and may remain in that position if another frontman such as the Pole is brought in.

Whether Torres would take kindly to a rival for his position coming in so soon after he has made the lone striker role his own is up for debate, but with two high-class goalscorers to call upon the Champions League holders may well have all the tools to again challenge for the Premier League title.

Manchester United, on the other hand, already have four strikers after the arrival of Robin van Persie to join Wayne Rooney, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez and Lewandowski would certainly have a tough battle on his hands if he were gain a regular starting berth for the Red Devils.

The battle for a place in Ferguson’s eleven may appeal to the Dortmund forward but if he is left out in the cold he may become another foreign signing who has failed to live up to the expectation surrounding them once they have arrived in the Premier League.

Wherever he ends up he will have a big job to do to convince the skeptics that he can continue his fine goalscoring record of recent years in one of the toughest divisions in world football.

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