Chelsea may be one of the many clubs searching for a manager in the transfer market this summer but that has not stopped the club from scouting for potential transfer target for the next season and one name that is now doing the rounds is Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski Top Of Wish List For Chelsea:
The Blues parted ways with Diego Costa in the summer and decided to replace him with Alvaro Morata, who failed to have enough of an impact on the first team at Stamford Bridge. And reports now claim that Chelsea are ready to let him leave and have already made plans to replace him.
According to The Telegraph, the Blues have identified Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as the best fit for their club next season. He will cost around £100m, but Chelsea are expected to raise a part of that price with the sale of Morata. So is this a smart move by Chelsea?
What Will Lewa Bring To England?
With 180 Bundesliga goals, 45 UCL goals and 52 international goals, the skipper of his national side Poland, Lewandowski is right up there with the best strikers in the game at the moment. Even at 29, he registered 41 goals in all competitions for the German giants and could probably walk into most top teams in Europe.
Known for his keen eye for a goal, his strength in hold up play and in the air, to add to his temperament and ability to create chances for his side, the Polish striker can be described as a target man but he is much more than that. He does not drop too deep but is helpful in build-up play. He has a great understanding of the game and is usually a step ahead of the opponents, which allows him an advantage in the final third.
His style of play will allow him to continue scoring an insane number of goals for at least another three years and he could be a genuine match-winner in England, as his style of play suits the Premier League well.
Can Chelsea Land Him?
The Blues are set to offload Morata, with Italian giants Juventus and AC Milan both interested in his signature. This sale will recover a part of the £100m that Chelsea have to pay for Lewandowski, giving them a bit of a respite.
Lewandowski, who has been linked with an exit even in the past, was wanted by Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants might want to avoid him this summer, as he will turn 30 by the end of the next season. The likes of Manchester United and Manchester City are also interested in his services but it is only Chelsea that need a first choice striker, making them the best destination for Lewa.
The player is yet to decide if he will quit the club but if he does, Chelsea are certainly in pole position to land him. But do you think he is the right man for the club?
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