Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur have all been linked with the Pole and after the future of Mario Gotze was confirmed yesterday it would appear he is on his way.
Once again Bayern Munich appear to have trumped the rest of Europe in quite sensational fashion after the revelation from German publication Bild last night about the future of Borussia Dortmund playmaker Mario Gotze.
It has been reported that the 20-year-old will join the Bavarians after the €37 million release clause in his contract at the Westfalen was activated by the German champions.
After the powerhouse of the Bundesliga previously beat the rest of Europe to the services of former Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola once again this deal acts as a real flex of the muscles from the hierarchy of Rummenigge, Beckenbauer and co.
To complete the deal on the eve of the Champions League semi-finals is just another tip of the cap in the way of excellent PR from FC Bayern.
So how can this be good news for the Premier League despite the fact we will not be seeing one of Europe’s most exciting talents on our shores next season?
Well because it surely now means Robert Lewandowski will not be going in the same direction; leaving the path clear for the Polish goal-machine to make his way across the Channel to the UK.
The striker has made it clear that he plans to leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer after feeling he has come as far as he can at the club and with Bayern the only real rivals for his signature ahead of English clubs it now seems the path is clear for his arrival.
Dortmund will already be perturbed by having to sell one of their star men to their closest domestic rivals; the idea of another following in his footsteps is simply put incomprehensible.
The likes of Manchester United, Manchester City and Chelsea have all been linked with his coveted signature but even Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal must surely be considering bringing the potent front-man in to their clubs; indeed the latter four options certainly need him.
However United remain the favourites despite the current density of striking options Sir Alex Ferguson seems to currently flaunt.
He stated over the weekend that he expected Bayern to tie down a deal for Lewandowski this summer but in light of recent developments that would no longer appear the case.
While United have incredible attacking options already Javier Hernandez could be considered expendable and Danny Welbeck plus Wayne Rooney have demonstrated an ability to play in deeper positions since the turn of the year.
The fact remains that Fergie clearly likes and wants the Pole; and if there is one thing we know about the Scot it is that he usually gets what he wants.
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