Robert Lewandowski developed into one of the best strikers in the world since his move to Borussia Dortmund in 2010. The Poland international has racked up nearly 400 appearances during his time in Germany, scoring 276 goals across all competitions. But things could have been a lot different.
Blackburn Rovers were the first Premier League side to show interest in Lewandowski back in 2010, but the eruption of an Icelandic volcano saw the move break down, as he wasn’t able to make the trip to the UK.
Thanks to the ash clouds, the Black and Yellows managed to sign him up for a reported fee of €4.5 million and his stock began to rise from there on.
Now, the 30-year old is said to be interested in picking up a new challenge in another league, and wants to win the Champions League at least once before retiring. Chelsea and Manchester United made an attempt to lure him to England last summer, but the player rejected the move immediately, as he preferred to stay at Bayern Munich.
In a recent interview with Pilka Nozna, his former agent Cezary Kucharski revealed that Lewandowski’s wife didn’t want to move to France or England, which played a critical role in his turning down of offers. He also added that the forward was only interested in a move to Spain, specifically to Real Madrid.
“He had many offers. The thing is, his wife did not want to go to France (to PSG) – and both did not want to go to England,” Kucharski revealed. “For Robert, only the Spanish sun counted, and only Real Madrid.”
After the move to the Spanish capital broke down last summer, Lewandowski decided to change his agent, and aligned with super-agent Pini Zahavi.
Kucharski said that his nature of not risking his client’s career might have been the reason why the player chose to switch agents, in an attempt to push a move to the Bernabeu.
“We could have fought for the transfer. But there was a risk that our actions would not be enough to bring him to Madrid or sign a much better deal with Bayern. In football business, I never wanted to risk my client,” he added.