Scouted: Lukas Podolski
Polish-born German striker Lukas Podolski caught the eye with his double for tournament favourites Germany in their 2-0 win over Group B opponents Poland.
In action again on Thursday, Podolski will hope to continue his prolific form.
Here, United fan Glen Nicolas
assesses his attributes...Scouting Report
: Lukas Podolski. Position
: Forward. Match Scouted
: Germany v Poland. Key Moment
: Powerful rising volley 18 minutes from time that sealed Germany’s opening Euro 2008 victory. Strengths
: A proven finisher at club and national level. His 24 goals in a season helped Cologne win promotion to the Bundesliga. In Euro 2008 qualifying he scored seven times. He netted four in 22 league outings for Bayern in 2006/07 and last season hit five from 22, helping Bayern to a domestic double. Podolski also found the net five times in 12 UEFA Cup games.Weaknesses
: Has yet to prove himself in the Champions League.Suitability
: He could provide more competition for striking places, cover for Wazza and be an ideal foil for the England forward. Can score goals with his head and his feet.Estimated Value
: Bayern Munich paid £8million for him in 2006 so you could easily double that if he has a decent tournament.
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