Bayer Leverkusen have announced their first major signing of the Gerardo Seoane era, with Mitchel Bakker joining from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint Germain. At just 21-years-old, the reported €7 million fee for the Dutchman is an absolute coup.
Precious Odabi explores why Borussia Dortmund are the kings of the transfer window, and how they have managed to amass such a large amount of money from transfers over the years.
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.
Although Bayern Munich won the UEFA Champions League in 2019-20, the days of Bayern and Dortmund squaring up in a European final as they did in 2013 appear to be over. This past year Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund were both knocked out of the UEFA Champions League in the quarter-finals, with Leipzig failing to make it past the Round of 16. So if Germany wants to get themselves onto the level of England and Spain, what needs to change?
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.
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.
After failing to truly establish himself at two of Europe’s elite clubs, many wondered whether the hype regarding Silva back at 20-years old was too good to be true. Eintracht Frankfurt however were willing to take a shot at the striker, and ever since then he has re-established himself as one of the world’s best forwards. We analyze the race to sign Andre Silva and the best possible fit for the Portuguese striker.