Lukas Podolski did not play an important role in Arsenal and was sold to Galatasaray for a transfer fee of €1.8 million which is actually a good decision for him as he now has a bigger and better chance to play in the main team of a club which would not have happened anytime soon if he had decided to remain with Arsenal but Per Mertesacker does not seem to agree with this transaction.
The vice-captain of Arsenal, Per Mertesacker announced his disappointment to the media about the departure of Lukas Podolski as the German defender was not happy to see his former national teammate leaving Arsenal.
Per Mertesacker said: “It is a shame to lose Lukas as a team-mate. His left foot is a weapon which I did not see with many players. On his day, he can still make the difference. I wish him good luck in Turkey.”
Before eventually deciding to join Galatasaray, Podolski tried his luck in Italy as he made a move to Inter Milan on a loan deal but it was an underwhelming period of time for the German forward as he made 17 appearances and only scored 1 goal. Read more »
Posted: October 4th, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
Lukas Podolski is out of favor with Arsenal as the German attacker is not a consistent player under the guidance of Arsene Wenger and he was rumored of being on his way of making a move to Turkey and join Galatasaray but it seems like the transfer will not occur as the Turkish team is no longer interested in signing the 30 year old German player.
For a transfer fee in the region of €9 million, Podolski was expected to make a move from Arsenal and enter the Turkish lands of Galatasaray but the club which performs in the Super Lig pulled away from the transfer before it could be completed.
HamzaHamzaougle is the manager of Galatasaray and he admitted in saying that they were interested in signing Podolski during the previous winter transfer window but his team has lost their interest.
Hamzaougle said: “Podolski is not on our radar right now. He was in the winter but not right now.”
When Inter Milan agreed to sign Lukas Podolski on a loan deal, the Italian side had the option to extend that loan deal into a permanent deal but since Podolski never really managed to stand out during his time with the Italian side and the German player had to return to Arsenal. Read more »
Posted: June 16th, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
Tags: Arsenal, Germany, Lukas, Podolski, World
Bayern Munich have been suffering a lot in terms of injuries over the last few weeks and this has culminated into manager Pep Guardiola having only 16 fit players for the upcoming match against Bayer Leverkusen in the DFB Pokal quarter-final clash.
The matches played away from home and this only compounds the misery for Bayern, who remain in hunt for three major honours this season. A quarter-final clash against Porto in the Champions League is not too far away and Guardiola was always not going to risk his players for this match. Bayern have been developing a strong tradition in this tournament after having won it in the last two seasons.
Guardiola will be aiming for a third consecutive success but his team will have to do without a number of regular stars like Schweinsteiger. Top individuals like Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben, and Javi Martinez are some of the players currently unavailable. This means that Guardiola will have to rely upon names like Mario Gotze. The former Borussia Dortmund star was only on the bench when Bayern Munich took on his former club during the weekend. A 1-0 success for Bayern kept their wonderful run in the league going. They have a 10 point advantage over Wolfsburg. Read more »
Posted: April 20th, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
Tags: Bastian, England, Germany, Lukas, Podolski
Posted: March 14th, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
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Lukas Podolski has said that he is almost certain to be playing at Arsenal next season, thus dismissing any rumours that his move to Inter Milan is on a permanent basis. The German international has struggled for game time at Arsenal.
This led to the move to the Italian outfit, who signed him on a loan deal. Since his move, Podolski is yet to open his account in the league. He has already featured in eight matches since the move. Once a player towards the end of his career moves on a loan spell, it is assumed that he has gone for pastures new.
Podolski says that it is not the case since he will return to Arsenal once his loan spell comes to an end at the end of the campaign. He has rejected suggestions that he does not get along well with Arsene Wenger. Podolski was seen complaining a lot about Arsenal after his move to Inter. The German has clarified the situation by saying that he was not happy with Arsenal not providing any farewell words after the deal was announced. Apart from Inter, Podolski was also linked with a return to German football. Historically, the 29-year-old has struggled to perform at big clubs. Read more »
Posted: March 11th, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
Tags: Lukas, Lukas Podolski, Podolski
Lukas Podolski played a starring role in Inter Milan getting their first win since the season resumed on January 7. The former Arsenal striker started and played the full 90 minutes in the 3-1 victory over Genoa.
This was yet another positive result for Inter manager Roberto Mancini, who was appointed just before the winter break as the replacement for Walter Mazzarri. Mancini’s arrival did not immediately result in an upturn in results, but the club have been active in this January transfer window. Podolski is one important names to have been signed on an initial loan deal, which is expected to be converted into a permanent deal come the summer.
The German international is capable of providing a lot of versatility to Inter and this seems to have been one of the characteristics that the Italian outfit were very keen on having in the squad. Apart from being able to play as a central striker, Podolski also has a lot of experience of playing on the wings. Read more »
Posted: January 21st, 2015 under Lukas Podolski.
Tags: Deutschland, England, Lukas, Podolski