Borussia Dortmund, like Atletico Madrid, is one of the few teams in Europe or that have had the privilege of housing“classic” strikers within their ranks; strikers that deliver both in tactical roles as well as important goals.

Lewandoski started out there during Jurgen Klopp’sreignas the Pole was not shy to show what he could do with his frame and his keen goal poaching sense. It wasn’t long before perennial bundesliga star-poachers him to Munich. That marriage has by the way yielded 77 goals in 96competitive matches over the course of 3 seasons.

The Borussen were however – after initially struggling to fill the hole left behind by the six foot one – able to landShaktarDonesk’sAubameyang. The Gabonese turned out to be another world class poacher in his own right and even topped this season’s bundesliga goal scoring chart with another former Borussia Dortmund player not too far behind in the second spot – Lewandoski.

It is with great discomfort to Borussia Dortmund that the 28-year old wanting out are becoming has becomea dreaded reality and that has sent them into an underground scheme of looking for a striker capable of not damping the standards already set by arguably the two best strikers seen in a while in the bundesliga.

One of the names being rumoured is out-of-contract Mario Ballotelli. From lacing poor attitudes and confusing personality complexes over his obvious potential to be a world beater the now 25-year old Italian has given enough indication throughout his troubling career that a team in needed of stability – something Dortmund currently is except Peter Bosz works some early magic- should be the last to seek for his services.

It is left for Dortmund to yield to the lessons of previous years and make this rumour go away like the joke it appears to be.