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Top 10 craziest English transfers that almost happened

Top 10 craziest English transfers that almost happened
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6. Robert Lewandowski to Blackburn Rovers

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern, Bundesliga
MUNICH, GERMANY – NOVEMBER 2019: Robert Lewandowski of FC Bayern Muenchen. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Today, Lewandowski is one of Europe’s greatest strikers following his exploits in Germany since 2010.

The Pole is, perhaps, the only player capable of challenging Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi’s incredible goal tallies.

But Lewandowski’s career could have turned out very differently had it not been for a volcanic ash cloud in Poland.

It halted his flight to England on route to a transfer from Lech Poznan to Blackburn, which allowed Borussia Dortmund to pinch him.

“He was due to fly to the UK, but all flights were cancelled due to that volcanic ash cloud,” Blackburn’s head of recruitment, Martyn Glover, told Sky.

Rovers haven’t played Premier League football since 2012.