SPANISH FOOTBALL | SPORTS: ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI STILL A SIGNING OPTION FOR REAL MADRID ?

ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI STILL A SIGNING OPTION FOR REAL MADRID ?

This news piece from Spanish Sports paper "AS" is a definite seller & not to say a big media grabber. The article comments that Polish International & Borussia Dortmund forward Robert Lewandowski is at "firing distance" for Real Madrid for the up coming "Winter Market".

The reasons are the following:


  • The player ends contract on June 2014 & his Club will prefer to get some money with a transfer before the player becomes a "free agent" on the 1st of January 2014.
  • The relations between Dortmund & Real Madrid are exceptional. In fact , Dortmund would prefer to have Lewandowski elsewhere than with the eternal rival of Bayern Munich.
  • A possible "Winter Market" operation could be as low as 15M€, a bargain price for a "Top" player.
  • Lastly, current Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is not performing, not scoring goals & this is "worrying" the "top brass" at Real Madrid.

REAL MADRID RUMOUR

But hold on hasn´t Lewandowski an agreement with Bayern Munich? Hasn´t the player commented he wishes to go to Bayern Munich? Correct on all fronts, but something could have changed since all this happened & was said. 

Bayern Munich Coach Josep Guardiola is finally getting his team to assimilate & put into practice his Football ideas & philosophy. The way of understanding the Football of Guardiola puts a Number Nine Striker onto a second level. Said another way, for Guardiola & the way he wants Bayern Munich to play, Robert Lewansowski is not vital nor essential. We are talking about a Coach that practically invented the "False 9" figure: a midfielder that does the role of a Number Nine confusing the opponent Central Defenders as they don't have someone to mark or as a reference. In FC Barcelona that figure was Lionel Messi & at Bayern Munich it looks like Ribery ( & Muller ) have taken on that role.  

This makes one think that if the above is correct, that Bayern Munich may not be so keen to get on-board Lewandowski, plus the player himself may intuitively suppose that he will not be such an "important" piece in the Guradiola scheme at Bayern & could be placed in positions not habitual ( happened to David Villa at Barça when placed on a wing ) or on the bench. Obviously this would make any top class Football professional rethink his decisions & his desires to contemplate viable alternatives, & Real Madrid is a very viable alternative. At the Spanish Club Lewandoski would be a regular & have a solid place to the detriment of Benzema, but this is Football.

So although all this is currently "Football sci-fi" & I would not get too excited at this stage if a Real Madrid fan, it does merit that we keep our ears open & eyes on the ball to see if things evolve & in fact becomes viable.

Stay tuned!


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