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Lewandowski was a volcanic eruption away from joining Blackburn

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If it wasn’t for a volcanic eruption seeing Robert Lewandowski’s flight canceled he could have been a Blackburn Rovers player.

Robert Lewandowski is one of the most prolific strikers in world football. While he has just completed a domestic clean sweep with Bayern Munich, he is also in the hunt for a Champions League winners medal too.

It has now transpired that instead of playing at the pinnacle of European football, he could have in fact been a Lancashire hero. Playing with Balckburn Rovers, who are currently in the second tier of English football, the Championship.

According to Rovers’ boss at the time Sam Allardyce, if it wasn’t for the small matter of all European flights being canceled due to the volcanic ash causing hazardous circumstances to air traffic, Lewandowski would have been his center-forward.

Speaking to Talk Sport, Allardyce insists it was as god as a done deal.

He said:

“I went with my chief scout Martyn Glover and it was quite a trip.” 

“We were very impressed with the player, the chairman did a deal for about 8million euros with the club and he was due to fly over.”

“The ash cloud started in Iceland and all flights got canceled, so he couldn’t get on the flight.”

“We were waiting for him at Manchester airport and then a week or two later he signed for Borussia Dortmund.”

We all remember Alan Shearer at Blackburn, but Lewandowski is on a whole other level.