Arsenal star Podolski buys shares in Polish club where he 'dreams' of ending his career

Lukas Podolski 3 Germany

Lukas Podolski has bought some shares at Poland's most successful club Gornik Zabrze.

Lukas Podolski is a player who puts enjoying his football first and the money he makes second - it is one of many attributes the immensely talented man has which makes him so popular with Arsenal fans.

When he was not getting football and not enjoying his time at Bayern Munich he returned to his boyhood club FC Koln instead of heading elsewhere for big money.

When he joined Arsenal it was because he enjoyed their style of play - not because they offered more money than other potential suitors.

He has recently spoke about a potential return to Germany one day - perhaos even a third stint with Koln.

But that is not his dream end destination - he would like to finish his career in Poland.

On his official website there is a section where he writes:

“It’s my dream to finish my footballing career playing for Górnik. Górnik Zabrze is the team I support in my Polish homeland. Every year when I visit my family in Upper Silesia, I love to meet up with my friends and acquaintances there for a good chat.”

He is a huge fan of the Polish side Górnik - the joint most successful team in the Polish league’s history with 14 titles, tied with Ruch Chorzow.

And while it may be a little soon for the 28-year-old to head back to his original home - he can still get involved.

He is a club ambassador and is also now a shareholder - as he showed off on his Twitter account yesterday…

The club have been in financial difficulty for some time now - and Podolski bought his two shares in the club for about £220 each - not big money but still a great present to give yourself as a fan.

It is part of the club’s scheme to sell 9,000 such shares in the club which could eventually be worth around £195k to the club.

And Podolski was more than happy to contribute.

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