Ahead of Euro 2020 set to kick off this Friday, we take a look at some of the most glaring omissions from this summer’s squads, from Bundesliga outfits only.
Roman Burki and Marwin Hitz, Borussia Dortmund were in desperate need of a stable set of hands in goal. Marco Rose will be hoping that 23 year-old Swiss international Gregor Kobel will be that man, and bring the same level of success and durability the club enjoyed during Roman Weidenfeller’s 16 year spell at the club.
In a move that appeared to be inevitable for months, Borussia Dortmund have now officially secured the signature of VFB Stuttgart goalkeeper Gregor Kobel. The 23-year-old signs a five-year-contract with the Black & Yellows, for a fee reported to be around €15 million.
Brandon and Dan take you through all the latest news and events in German football. This week’s episode includes a discussion about the Bundesliga’s final day of 2020-21, including FC Köln’s survival and the sides coming up from 2. Bundesliga. The lads then take you through this week’s transfer rumours, including Julian Brandt’s potential move to Arsenal, Dortmund’s goalkeeper hunt, and Wout Weghorst’s unlikely move away from Wolfsburg. Follow the show via the links below!
Bundesliga.com and EA Sports have officially made voting for the Team of the Season open to all footballing fanatics and lovers of the league. As a result, it’s time that we pick our Team of the Season.
After just one successful year with SC Freiburg in 2014-15, Roman Burki made a move to Borussia Dortmund to replace their legendary goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller. The Swiss keeper has done okay throughout his time at the club, but was never a standout, lifesaving, shot-stopping heroic figure. Marwin Hitz came in at the start of Lucien Favre’s time in charge of the team to push Burki for a place, but he too struggled to fully convince in his limited appearances. So with Burki on the decline and the aging Hitz struggling to fully establish himself, Borussia Dortmund are now in search of a new goalkeeper. Reports in the German media suggest that Dortmund have several keepers on their radar – including Koen Casteels, Gregor Kobel and Peter Gulacsi. So with Dortmund on the hunt, we analyze and compare the stats in an attempt to find the best possible solution for the club. At the end of this article we will also give a verdict on who Dortmund should sign based on these stats.
Matchday 31 in the Bundesliga was full of excitement and intrigue, as Dortmund moved within one point of the top four, Mainz stunned Bayern, and Monchengladbach ran riot over Arminia Bielefeld. Here is Rhys Desmond’s Team of the Week for Matchday 31!