Podolski exit door opens

21 January 2008 05:24
Bayern Munich general manager Uli Hoeness has opened the door for striker Lukas Podolski to leave the Allianz Arena on loan for the rest of the season. The 22-year-old Germany international has struggled to hold down a regular staring spot with Bayern and was recently linked with a move to England to join Manchester City. The Bavarian giants had previously dismissed talk of Podolski leaving, but Hoeness now says that that is a possibility. He told Kicker: "We have got to talk about what we are going to do. I am torn. "I want to help him to make it to the European Championships and if we loan him out and everything goes well, we have done everything right. "Then we have got him games and he comes back in the summer."

Source: ESA