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Lewandowski to Blackburn: How a volcano changed RL9’s career?

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The Polish striker came close to sealing a move to the Premier League back in 2010.

Robert Lewandowski ended his lengthy stay in Bundesliga to embrace a new challenge in Spain this summer. 

A move to Barcelona saw the Polish striker leave Bayern Munich, where he won the Champions League and eight Bundesliga titles.

The transfer was almost as controversial as Lewandowski’s move to Bayern, through which he joined Borussia Dortmund’s direct rivals as a free agent.

A report from Mundo Deportivo has now revealed further details about Lewandowski’s move to Bundesliga.

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The Polish striker caught the attention of Blackburn Rovers back in 2010 after spending a successful spell at Lech Poznan.

He was planning to visit the club’s training facility ached of a move when the icelandic volcano Eyjafallajökul halted all air travel in Europe.

Lewandowski was unable to fly to England, and the transfer eventually fell through. Jurgen Klopp, who was already keeping tabs on the striker, seized the opportunity and signed him for Dortmund.

Twelve years after the incident, Lewandowski seems to be at the peak of his career at Barcelona. The 34-year-old has scored 11 goals and provided two assists in his eight appearances for the Catalan side so far.

The former Bayern star will captain Poland in their upcoming Nations League clash against Netherlands on Thursday.