Russell Crowe names the star player he wants Leeds United to sign

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Every football fan of a lower-league team dreams of their club signing a world-class player whose elite ability would help their club charge up the league and push for promotion.

However, the chances of that happening, for near enough every club outside the top division, is as likely as Leicester City retaining their Premier League title: not very likely at all.

But that didn't stop one Hollywood actor from taking to Twitter to urge his club to consider making a move for one of Europe's hottest strikers.


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Gladiator and Les Miserables star Russell Crowe urged his club, Leeds United, to consider making a move for Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, after the Poland international was named the Bundesliga Player of the Month for October.

"[Lewandowski] player of the month for October [in the Bundesliga]. Have a good look @LUFC!!" he wrote on social media." Crowe wrote on his Twitter account.

Indeed, no one would wish to question why you would want your club to sign one of the most prolific strikers in Europe, but the chances of Leeds' owner Massimo Cellino ever even considering a move for the 28-year-old are non-existent.

It would take a promotion to the Premier League and rapid charge up the league table, into the Champions League places, for Leeds to even have an outside chance of signing the former Borussia Dortmund striker.


While Lewandowski has earned the admiration of one of Leeds' most famous fans, if the Polish striker had eyes for anywhere other than the Allianz Arena, it would have been most likely Real Madrid.

Los Blancos were reportedly interest in the Bayern star during the summer, following a campaign in which Lewandowski netted 42 goals for the reigning Bundesliga champions.

However, he remains at Bayern Munich where he has, by no surprise, continued with the red-hot form that helped him become arguably the best striker in the Bundesliga, since his arrival in Germany in 2010.

Goal hungry

At the back end of August, alone, Lewandowski produced back-to-back hat-tricks in the German Cup and Bundesliga, which started a six-game scoring streak.

The striker has already netted 14 goals for Carlo Ancelotti's side this campaign - with two goals in Bayern's 2-1 win away to PSV in the Champions League at the beginning of the month - and Lewandowski's fine form is showing no signs of slowing.

Will Robert Lewandowski prove to be the Bundesliga's Player of the Season this campaign? Have your say in the comment box below.

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