By Alex Stevens
Russell Crowe has urged Leeds to make a move for Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski.
The Oscar-winning actor and fan of the Yorkshire giants send a Twitter message to the official Leeds account on Thursday morning urging them to “have a good luck” at the Polish striker.
This comes after the prolific Lewandowski won the Bundesliga player of the month award for October after yet another goal-drenched spell.
Crowe, who has 2.2million Twitter followers, took to his personal account on the social media site to draw Leeds’ attention to the exploits of the 28-year-old.
— Russell Crowe (@russellcrowe) November 10, 2016
Lewandowski has scored 14 goals in 16 Bayern matches this season, including seven strikes in 10 Bundesliga appearances and four in four Champions League games.
The official Leeds account issued a tongue-in-cheek reply to Crowe, thanking him for “great scouting work” but assuring the Bundesliga that the prolific Pole was not a target, while insisting that “we have Chris Wood”.
The New Zealand international has scored 11 goals in 19 Leeds matches this season, including an impressive eight in 16 Championship appearances.
— Leeds United (@LUFC) November 10, 2016
Crowe, best known for his portrayal of Maximus in Gladiator, is a lifelong Leeds fan and last year explored the possibility of purchasing the club.
Crowe has spoken passionately about his “love” for Leeds and his support dates back to the 1970s, while he currently owns the Australian rugby league side South Sydney Rabbitohs.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are eyeing a stunning swoop for a one-time England international to lead them to the Premier League.