Arsenal striker target 'will consider' summer switch

Published Add your comment

Reported Arsenal target Lukas Podolski has as good as ruled out making a move away from Cologne in January reports

The 26-year-old German international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Bundesliga, with Serie A side Lazio also credited with an interest in his signature.

Gunners boss Arsene Wenger has long been linked with a move for Podolski as he looks to bolster his forward line at the Emirates Stadium in the transfer window.

However, any hopes Arsenal may have had in bringing the Poland-born forward to north London in the New Year, have effectively been dashed after Podolski revealed his intentions to make a decision on his future after Euro 2012.

"I have always said that I have not been dictated by the pressures of time when deciding my future," he said. "I do not believe in lightning strikes, I must be clear. I believe that I will see everything in the summer.

"With Cologne, I hope to get as high as possible. I want to exceed the number of goals I scored last season."

With Euro 2012 in mind, Podolski is wary of sacrificing a guaranteed first-team place at Cologne for an uncertain new career with Arsenal.

"With the national team, I want to play in the European Championship in Poland, my homeland," he added. "We are among the favourites and our dream is to win the trophy. We cannot hide."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League

Read more

back to top