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A Reminder That A Volcano Stopped Robert Lewandowski Signing For Blackburn

The superstar striker was close to making a transfer move to the UK when his plans were scuppered.

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Robert Lewandowski's career has been stellar to say the least.

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The 27-year-old is in the form of his life, smashing in goals for Poland (helping them to Euro 2016 qualification in France) and for his club side, Bayern Munich.

At the moment it seems like he's breaking records every week.

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As well as the multiple records detailed above, he has scored a record tally of 13 goals in Poland's Euro 2016 qualification group, and scored 100 Bundesliga goals quicker than any other foreign player.

BUT it could have all been so, so different. In 2010, Lewandowski was close to agreeing terms with an English club, and was set to fly to the UK to put pen to paper, but had his flight cancelled due to the Icelandic ash cloud.

So who was it? Man United? Arsenal? Nope, it was Sam Allardyce's Blackburn Rovers.

Throwback to when Blackburn [yes, Blackburn!] wanted to sign Robert Lewandowski.

Lewa was playing for Lech Poznan at the time, but after his travel plans to the UK were scuppered, he ended up signing for Jurgen Klopp's Borussia Dortmund side.

And the rest, as they say, is history.

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