Lewandowski would be perfect for Arsenal, declares Podolski
Lukas Podolski believes Robert Lewandowski would "fit in perfectly" at Arsenal amid uncertainty over striker's future
Lukas Podolski believes Robert Lewandowski would “fit in perfectly” at Arsenal amid continuing uncertainty over the Borussia Dortmund striker’s future.
The 24-year-old has been heavily linked with a transfer away from the Champions League runners-up in recent weeks, with Manchester United and Bayern Munich both touted as possible destinations for the forward.
Dortmund have recently ruled out selling the striker to Bayern, with the Poland international’s contract set to expire in 12 months’ time.
And Arsenal midfielder Podolski would be keen to see Lewandowski, who scored 24 league goals in 31 games last term, move to The Emirates this summer.
“He scored 24 times last season,” Podolski told newspaper Polska The Times. “He can make it anywhere and he would fit perfectly at Arsenal.
“At the end he has to decide, not the media or manager.”
Dortmund earlier this week moved to dampen the speculation surrounding Lewandowski by insisting that the player will be at the club next season.
“Robert will definitely play for Borussia Dortmund next season,” said chief executive officer Aki Watzke. “We need planning certainty.”
Meanwhile, the German Football Agent Association chief Gregor Reiter has hit out at Lewandowski’s representatives for their conduct in recent months.
“For months they have been shouting Lewandowski’s name from the rooftop. This is not a manifestation of a serious business conduct,” Reiter told Sport1.
“Robert Lewandowski is under contract at Borussia Dortmund until June 30, 2014. More than once, Borussia Dortmund have made it clear that they are not willing to release the player before the end of his contract. End of discussion.”