Manchester City’s high hopes of signing Lukas Podolski from Bayern Munich on loan for until the end of the season has crashed. Sportinglife has reported that the German giants have ruled out any potentian loan deal over the German international striker this month.
This comes just hours after the Bayern general manager Uli Hoeness declared that Podolski would be released on loan for the remainder of the season but it now seems that the Bavarian club has gone on a U-turn.
Chaiman of the Bayern executibe board, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said:
I had a very good conversation with Lukas on this issue and I have told him that he can not leave Bayern because we need him for the future.
Bayern President Franz Beckenbauer said:
Bayern are still in three competitions – the Bundesliga, the Uefa Cup and the DFB Cup. The risk to let a striker go seems too great to me. For his personal development, Bayern is also better. He came to us very young and is still in the learning phase. The competition with Klose and Toni makes him more mature.
Seems like Man City are stuck up a dead wall again. Sven-Goran Eriksson has been strongly linked with Podolski with the player relegated top the sidelines for Bayern Munich for most of the season so far. Man City are seemingly in the transfer market for a striker but now that Podolski has been declared unavailable, it remains to be seen where they go searching now.