Will Robert Lewandowski ditch Munich for Arsenal or Chelsea?

Robert Lewandowski playing for Poland, with József Varga and Vilmos Vanczák

“One day I would like to play in Premier League. It would be a great experience,” Lewandowski said. Could he be a good fit?

Now it’s the Premier League the Dortmund striker is making eyes at.

He continues to shine on the field: With already 14 goals this season he is on pace to improve his record of 35 goals last year and 30 goals the year before.

Lewandowski is one of the most prolific and dynamic strikers in football and he is constantly working on his on the field CV. Besides that he is working hard on his next career move too.

Robert Lewandowski’s contract with Borussia Dortmund expires at the end of the season and he is free to sign a deal from January 1th.

It was quite likely that the 25-year-old world-class striker will sign a contract with Bayern Munich. Three weeks ago he said about signing with Munich: “I still have to think about it – but why not?”

Polish football magazine Pilka Nozna however reported that is already an agreement about a four-year deal.

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A report about Bayern Munich’s manager Pep Guardiola having second thoughts about working with Dortmund’s striker was added to mix four days ago, with Real Madrid said to be ready to pounce.

Now the Polish international, who plays with his squad against England tomorrow, said in an interview “One day I would like to play in Premier League. It would be a great experience” only to fire up the transfer rumours even more. His words could show Munich that he is not that committed to play for them.

It seems that the Polish international is working hard to establish himself as a troublemaker.

Nothing wrong with earning money and trying to get the transfer rumours heating up. To bring in potential bidders will help a players market value and likely wage earnings to some degree too. It is just the simple supply and demand concept Lewandowski tries to use.

He thinks if demand increases and more clubs are showing interest it will lead to higher earnings.

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But maybe it is not that simple.

Maybe some teams shy away from someone who creates his own transfer rumours, someone who complains if he is not on the pitch every minute, someone how talks to the media first.

But on the other hand Paris Saint-Germain FC extended a contract with Swedish international striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic in September and Arsenal made a £30 million for Luis Suarez in July. Both big time troublemakers.

So why not take a chance on another troublemaker?

Arsenal and Chelsea are in need of a true forward like Robert Lewandowski. They could both be all-in for the bid.

Despite the fact that Arsene Wenger seems to be an old school, conservative manager, Arsenal is lacking a high-class striker and was linked to Luis Suarez. Compared to Suarez, Lewandowski seems to be one of the nicest guys.

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At Chelsea all airs and graces of the former Lewandowski prima donna ego would be absorbed by Jose Mourinho, maybe the biggest troublemaker there is. Mourinho won’t let his thunder get stolen by any player, so disturbance won’t be an issue.

Chelsea’s strike department with an average age of over 29-years-old isn’t getting any younger. The dynamic Polish striker would help with that.

In January we will know for sure where Lewandowski will play, until then we have to wait and listen to his next interview. Maybe next time he shares his admiration towards Spain's La Liga. Who knows?

What do you think? Where might Lewandowski land? Is it still Munich or could he play for Chelsea of Arsenal?

image: © Roger Gorączniak

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