Podolski spent the last six months on loan in Italy with Serie A side Inter Milan but he struggled to impress, scoring just one league goal in 17 games under Roberto Mancini.
The World Cup winner could now be set for a new challenge with MLS an exciting option for the player, according to Greg Seltzer of the No Short Corners blog.
In his report, Seltzer says: “I am told that the Gunners are now likely willing to A) loan him out initially & B) pay a considerable chunk of his salary. Seriously, everyone involved is pretty eager to get him moved across the Atlantic – he just needs a team that believes he’s worth the expense.”Embed from Getty Images
The 29-year-old attacker would surely demand a Designated Player contract were he to move stateside, though if Arsenal are indeed willing to pay a chunk of his wages, that won’t be quite as daunting as it sounds.
Podolski is a talented attacker with an eye for goal. He can play out wide or through the middle and would be an exciting addition to a number of clubs.
Expansion franchises Orlando City and New York City have previously rejected the chance to sign him but may revisit the situation now. Though they can expect competition for his signature as Turkish side Galatasaray and German club Wolfsburg are also being linked with a move.
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