Lukas Podolski fulfills his Polish dream
Another year is still possible. Lukas Podolski continues to play football, after stints in Turkey and Japan, his roots trace back to his roots. He says the new Podolski club is something very special to him.
FifthMore than one suggestion is not possible. In a sensational video presented by Polish first-division team Gornick Zabrze, a jet black shirt from the club bearing the number 10 flows out and hangs in a closet. “The saga continues,” written in white letters at the end of the short clip.
At the same time, Lukas Podolski posted a similar video. With a jump and a video clip, he’s standing there wearing the same jersey with the number 10 on a soccer field in Cologne.
“Next chapter”, under the Instagram post and everyone who can add one knows: the former national player was about to move to Polish club Gornik Zabrze. A day after its publication, it was officially announced on Tuesday. The 2014 world champion is expected to sign a one-year contract.
There is a lot of fuss about the striker who at first sight is ending his career in the middle-tier league. It is also said that performances were made from Central and South America. But for Podolsky, going to his “Polish homeland” is a affair of the heart. Zabrze is only ten minutes away from his hometown, Gliwice.
Podolski made 130 caps
“My big dream is to end my football career with Gornik at some point,” she wrote on Podolski’s website for years. As she says there: “Gornik Zabrze is my team in my Polish homeland. Every year when I visit my family in Upper Silesia, I like to stop by to have a conversation with my friends and acquaintances.”
Now he is fulfilling his Polish dream. And then? It would also likely lead to Podolski’s return to the German Heart Club. The 36-year-old has repeatedly emphasized that he wants to return to his first professional stop, 1. FC Köln. He may no longer be a player, but the club has made it clear recently that they are planning with him, in any way.
Podolski played his last season for one season with Antalyapur in Turkey and has been out of a club since July 1, after his contract expired. Zberzi is the eighth stop in his professional career for the 130-time national player. He played for 1. FC Cologne, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Turkey and Japan, among others. Gurnick finished 10th in the championship last season.