Should Lewandowski move to the Premier League? Here’s what Peter Crouch thinks
First published March 9, 2022 at 11:24 a.m. IST
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski’s contract expires in the summer of 2023 and speculation is rife over the Polish international’s future. Reports that a Premier League transfer has been announced for the 33-year-old striker have alerted several clubs, including Arsenal, who are desperate to sign a new No.9.
Meanwhile, former England footballer Peter Crouch has delivered his verdict and said he would like to see Lewandowski play in the Premier League. Crouch’s comments came as he discussed Bayern’s failure to tie Lewandowski to a new deal on BT Sport, following the Bundesliga giants’ 7-1 win over RB Salzburg in their last-16 second leg Champions League final on Tuesday.
Lewandowski netted a hat-trick on 23 minutes in the clash at the Allianz Arena to make Champions League history. After converting from the penalty spot twice, in the 12th and 21st minutes, the prolific Poland international then netted a screamer two minutes later to complete a record hat-trick.
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Peter Crouch said, in a post-match chat on BT Sport, “It sounds ridiculous. I don’t know what else they (Bayern) want. I know he’s approaching 34, but he still looks like a machine. eats well, he lives decent, he looks fit and the numbers are absolutely ridiculous.”
“Who are you going to go out and sign to get those kind of numbers? I know there’s been talk of (Erling) Haaland if you obviously want longevity, but it’s going to cost you a hell of a lot of money,” Croupton added.
“I would love to see him (Lewandowski) in the Premier League,” admitted the former England international.
“If I’m Bayern, you try to tie it up as quickly as possible,” Crouch concluded.
Lewandowski’s three goals against Salzburg came just a minute earlier than former record holder Marco Simone, who achieved the feat in 24 minutes of AC Milan’s 2-1 loss to Rosenborg in 1996.
Tuesday’s hat-trick was the latest highlight of another jaw-dropping season for the Pole, taking his tally to 42 goals in 35 appearances.
Last updated on Mar 9, 2022 at 11:24 a.m. IST
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