Much has been made recently of Juventus' lack of fire power up front. However, all that looks to change if the Bianconeri get their way and secure a move for Borussia Dortmund frontman Robert Lewandowski.
According to Goal.com, the Polish international could be the subject of a €35 million move from the Italian giants. These rumors were compounded by the fact the Bianconeri sent scouts to watch Lewandowski terrorise Real Madrid in the Champions League midweek.
Lewandowski has proved to be one of the hottest properties in all of Europe this year, already scoring five times for Dortmund and bagging five assists—in all competitions. According to ESPN, however, the Dortmund striker isn't only attracting Juventus' attention; Manchester City, Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also tracking his progress.
With his contract at Borussia Dortmund running until 2014, it will take a more than impressive offer to lure the man who netted 22 goals in the league last year from the Signal Iduna Park.
Despite this, there is no denying that Lewandowski could prove decisive in turning Juventus—or any club for that matter—into a true European powerhouse. In an article I recently composed, I detailed why Juventus' current midfield is the best in Europe; with the addition of Lewandowski up front, the Old Lady are serious Champions League contenders.
During his time in the Champions League this season, the Polish forward demonstrated that he only needs the slightest sight on goal to punish the best of defences (point in Real Madrid first leg). It is this prolific nature up front that Juventus are indeed missing. On one too many occasions midweek, balls played through by Andrea Pirlo were inadequately met by Alessandro Matri and Sebastian Giovinco, signalling the need for a world-class striker up front.
If Juventus do sign Lewandowski, it would have to be at the expense of a number of players to fund the transfer and wage demands required. According to Goal.com, Juventus sporting director Beppe Marotta said, "We are in a time of great decline, so I think it's really difficult to imagine that a team may invest more than €30 million for a player of this quality."
If anything does eventuate, it would have to occur at the end of the season. Until then, Robert Lewandowski is a Borussia Dortmund player, much to the delight of the Die Borussen fan base.