After Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski scored four goals against Real Madrid on Wednesday, it's only natural that the interest in the 24-year-old would ramp up.
Dortmund general manager Hans-Joachim Watzke denied reports that the club was shopping Lewandowski on Wednesday, according to German TV's ZDF, via Goal.com.
Watzke said, via the Goal.com report:
The fact is that Robert has contract till 2014.
Unlike Mario [Gotze] he has no release clause. We want Robert to play next year in Dortmund, for this we waive a transfer fee.
But first of all we have to talk with Robert. He is one of our most important players and a great guy.
Despite Watzke's comments, it's not out of the question that a club such as the rumored Bayern Munich or Manchester United would make a convincing move for Lewandowski. The move for Gotzke was a blockbuster for Munich and points to the fact that the German club is serious about adding star power. Also, according to ESPNFC.com, Lewandowski has already told Dortmund that he won't extend his contract, pointing to a possible lack of interest in the club.
It's hard not to salivate at the thought of Lewandowski joining Gotzke at Munich. The club would be combining Bundesliga's top goalscorer with a fantastic playmaker (Gotzke has eight assists in the Bundesliga this season).
Add the fact that Munich has jumped out to a lead in the Bundesliga without Gotzke and Lewandowski this season and you can only imagine how powerful the club would be with both stars on board, especially considering Munich leads the league in goals scored by a considerable margin as it is.
For Dortmund fans, they can only hope that the rumors of Lewandowski's move to Munich are just that: rumors. Losing Lewandowski right after Gotzke would surely be a punch in the gut for the Dortmund faithful, as well as the club itself.
Lewandowski has put Dortmund in a tough position, saying that he won't decide what he wants to do until the Bundesliga season is over (via the ESPNFC.com report). Dortmund obviously wants to keep the young striker, but if an offer is too good to pass up and the club feels as if Lewandowski will be disinterested next season, there would be an opening for a transfer this season.