Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski reportedly ‘asked’ defender Matty Cash about Aston Villa and the Premier League amid interest from English clubs.
Villa right-back Cash, 24, switched allegiances from England to Poland this year after failing to see a way into Gareth Southgate’s national set-up due to the likes of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Reece James being ahead in the pecking order.
Cash made his first appearance for Poland as a substitute against Andorra before starting his first match in the 2-1 defeat to Hungary on Monday.
And despite the result, his experience would have been made even more memorable by Poland captain and teammate Lewandowski’s reported 30-minute chat with him at the team hotel.
The Athletic journalist Gregg Evans claimed the Bundesliga golden boot winner cornered the Villa man to find out more about him and what it’s like to play in England.
Evans stated: “At the team hotel, Lewandowski pulled him aside for a 30-minute chat. He wanted to know more about the Premier League, his club (don’t get excited Villa fans), and his family background.”
Lewandowski’s interest in Cash’s background may have been an effort by the captain to get to know his newest teammate better, with the defender’s mother being of Polish descent.
But the phenomenal forward, 32, could also have been considering a potential move after being linked with Premier League champions Manchester City in the summer.
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Sky Sports claimed in August that Lewandowski was eager for a move to “another top European club before turning 35”.
City boss Pep Guardiola eventually denied the rumours by confirming the no.9, who he managed at Bayern, would stay put in Bavaria.
However, the Manchester club are understood to still be on the look-out for a star striker to give them the clinical edge that they have missed up-front since Sergio Aguero’s departure.
Lewandowski and fellow Bundesliga striker Erling Haaland remain the top candidates, though Haaland has an advantage in being over a decade younger.
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