According to this source, a certain German international is sick of warming the bench at Bayern Munich, which has led an array of clubs being on the alert for a smart signing in January.
Lukas Podolski wishes to leave Bayern Munich, Spurs and Man City alerted
One of he stars of the Euro2008 tournament, Bayern Munich’s Lukas Podolski, said in an interview yesterday that he wishes he hadn’t joined Bayern Munich, and he is looking to leave the German champions in the January transfer window.
After his performances in Austria/Switzerland, many clubs were trying to persuade him to leave Munich, principally Tottenham and Manchester City, and Podolski said he would be willing to listen to offers from abroad.
He was only a third-choice striker last season, and new coach Jurgen Klinsmann had promised him he would be part of his plans this season, but he finds himself still sitting on the bench behind Miroslav Klose.
“If I had known that this would happen as is happening at the moment, no, no, I would not have signed. If I said something else, people would not understand, “- he said yesterday.
“If it continues like that, it will be necessary that I think about what I’ll do this winter. If I receive offers, it would be foolish not to study them. I am not afraid to go abroad, anything is possible,” (footylatest.com)
It’s understandable that the £12m-rated German international isn’t happy with things at the Bundesliga champions, and Juande Ramos was said to be trailing the 23-year-old following his excellent Euro 2008 exploits, but a deal was not struck. He remains at Bayern, but clearly there is scope for a move in January. By then, the Tottenham boss will have more of an idea if his new signings are gelling, and whether he needs to bring in another forward. Either way, if they did fork out the money, I think it would be a very wise addition to a rapidly-improving squad. Do Spurs fans rate Lukas?