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Five Poland stars set to join Prem including Man Utd and Chelsea transfer targets Arkadiusz Milik and Krzysztof Piatek


POLAND take on England at Wembley tonight without star man Robert Lewandowski.

The inspirational captain and lethal goalscorer has been ruled out for a month with a knee injury.

Some of the Poland stars will be hoping to put on a show at Wembley and could attract some transfer interest

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Some of the Poland stars will be hoping to put on a show at Wembley and could attract some transfer interestCredit: Getty

But in Lewandowski’s absence, some of Poland’s other stars may take their chance to step up to the plate and put themselves in the shop window for some English clubs.

Nine of the current crop already ply their trade in the Premier League or Championship, including Poland’s record appearance maker in England’s top flight, Lukasz Fabianski.

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But we have a look at five Polish players who could make the switch to join them in England in the coming transfer windows…

Arkadiusz Milik

Barring a spectacular transfer for Lewandowski this summer, the highest-profile Polish player who could be heading to the Premier League is Milik – but it won’t happen just yet.

The 27-year-old hitman made a name for himself at Ajax between 2014 and 2016, scoring 47 goals in 76 appearances, then signed for Napoli.

Milik – along with plenty of team-mates – has fallen out with the Italian club and is now on an 18-month loan at Marseille, who have an obligation to make the deal permanent in 2022 for £10.6million.

Manchester United, Everton, West Ham and Tottenham all showed interest and impressive form in 2021-22 could see Marseille sell up for an easy profit.

Arkadiusz Milik may be at Marseille until next summer but could still head to the Premier League

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Arkadiusz Milik may be at Marseille until next summer but could still head to the Premier LeagueCredit: Rex

Krzysztof Piatek

Like Milik, Piatek is pretty well known in England especially after plenty of transfer speculation last year.

Chelsea, Tottenham, Newcastle and Aston Villa were all chasing the then-AC Milan striker – Spurs coming closest – before he ended up joining Hertha Berlin for £23m.

Aged 25, the rapid forward is nearing his prime as a centre-forward and has delivered on the international stage with eight goals in 17 caps.

Krzysztof Piatek rejected a move to England to join Hertha Berlin last year instead

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Krzysztof Piatek rejected a move to England to join Hertha Berlin last year insteadCredit: Getty

Kacper Kozlowski

Kozlowski is the youngest player on the list having only turned 17 in October and the central midfielder may well be one for the future.

He made his top-flight debut in his homeland aged 15 years and 215 days, attracting interest across Europe including from Manchester United, but then was involved in a serious car accident in January last year.

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Fully recovered, he is now a regular with boyhood club Pogon Szczecin and came off the bench for his senior Poland debut against Andorra on Sunday.

Kacper Kozlowski may only be 17 but made his top-flight debut two years ago and is now a senior Poland international

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Kacper Kozlowski may only be 17 but made his top-flight debut two years ago and is now a senior Poland internationalCredit: Rex

Sebastian Szymanski

Dynamo Moscow midfielder Szymanski, 21, just missed out on heading to the World Cup in 2018 but has since racked up ten senior caps and has more than 150 club matches to his name.

He prefers to play as a No10 but can also drop deeper as a No8 or out on the right wing with his killer eye for a pass bagging him loads of assists and the attention of Liverpool scouts during his time at Legia Warsaw.

Sebastian Szymanski has bags of experience despite his tender age and was once tracked by Liverpool

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Sebastian Szymanski has bags of experience despite his tender age and was once tracked by LiverpoolCredit: Getty

Robert Gumny

Gumny won’t be involved for Paulo Sousa’s side at Wembley after being left out of the current squad – but rest assured he undoubtedly will earn plenty of caps to add to his one from November.

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The pacey and tricky 22-year-old right-back – once linked with Celtic – came through at Lech Poznan before joining Augsburg in the Bundesliga in 2020.

He is comfortable on either side and boasts a wicked cross when he bombs forward.

Robert Gumny is an attacking full-back who has been excelling for Augsburg this season

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Robert Gumny is an attacking full-back who has been excelling for Augsburg this seasonCredit: Reuters

Polish players in the Premier League

EIGHTEEN Polish players have played in the Premier League – many of them goalkeepers..

Lukasz Fabianski (271 apps)

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Wojciech Szczesny (132)  

Artur Boruc (128)  

Jerzy Dudek (127)  

Jan Bednarek (93)  

Tomasz Kuszczak (63)  

Dariusz Kubicki (31)  

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Marcin Wasilewski (30)  

Mateusz Klich (29)  

Grzegorz Krychowiak (27)  

Robert Warzycha (27)  

Kamil Grosicki (18)  

Grzegorz Rasiak (15)

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Ebi Smolarek (12)  

Jakub Moder (3)  

Detsi Kruszynski (2)  

Emanuel Olisadebe (2)  

Jaroslaw Fojut (1)  

Piotr Swierczewski (1)

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Liverpool boast the most-valuable squad in the Premier League
Liverpool boast the most-valuable squad in the Premier League





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