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.
In a deal that seemed inevitable the moment Adi Hütter left, Oliver Glasner has officially been announced as the new Eintracht Frankfurt boss. The Austrian manager deployed an energetic, counter-attacking, high-pressing, vertical style of football in Wolfsburg, all of which should suit Frankfurt magnificently well. However, when it comes to formation, Glasner and Hütter are drastically different. We may see something completely and totally new next season at Die Adler as a result with Oliver Glasner in charge. Here are 3 ways the German giants could line up next season under the influence of the Austrian.
The move that was on the cards for months has finally happened for David Alaba, as he moves on a free transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid. The Bayern Munich legend made a total of 431 appearances for die Roten across a 12 season spell, after moving to their academy in 2009 from Austria Wien II.
Bayern Munich have added to their defensive ranks in time for next season under Julian Nagelsmann, with 23-year-old defender Omar Richards joining the squad on a free transfer.
Reports in the German media today are indicating that Leipzig are also interested in signing the services of the Brazilian. With his flair and astute awareness of space in attack, Pereira would be an excellent addition for the Red Bulls.
Though this current season has been a categorical success, it will be a summer of change in Frankfurt. With many question marks in mind, a new question emerges – what comes next for Die Adler? Will they be able to find new ways of flying at lofty heights, or will they come crashing down to Bundesliga mediocrity?
Currently sitting 5th place in the Bundesliga table, two points behind the final Champions League spot, Borussia Dortmund have had a disappointing season by the high standards of the club. The lack of competitiveness against the big Champions League sides have only made the transfer rumors surrounding their biggest star even louder and more constant. But the club is standing their ground and remaining consistent in their message – Erling Haaland is not for sale.
The 22-year-old, academy-grown Felix Passlack has signed a new two-year deal with Borussia Dortmund, that might signal a new direction for both his position at the club, and the position at the club.
This week more rumours have surfaced surrounding Lewandowski’s future, with links to Real Madrid, Manchester United and Chelsea. Unfortunately for the gossip columns, this looks very unlikely to happen once again.