Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski has given his backing to an unlikely summer transfer target after urging Arsene Wenger to seal a deal for a performing mammal.
The 28-year-old Germany international posted a photo on Instagram after enjoying a game of head tennis with the impressive animal at a zoo in Cologne.
"That's the new transfer target," enthused Podolski. "Currently he's a big star in Cologne but we'll see whether we can make him a Gunner….. #poldi #aha #instalike #instafun#picoftheday #photooftheday".
Podolski is currently in the middle of a flying visit back to his homeland, returning to Germany after Arsenal's 1-0 win against West Brom at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.
After a strong finish to the season the former Bundesliga star treated himself to a short break, but will be back in England in time to feature in the final day trip to Norwich City, before turning attention to the club's FA Cup final clash against Hull City at Wembley on May 17.
The picture of Podolski and the performing seal can be seen above, and for a video of the pair playing head tennis visit the Arsenal star's official Facebook page by clicking HERE!