East Borussia Dortmund to build a bottom line designed entirely in Germany? With Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle already on the list for next season, BVB are reportedly considering an acquisition of SC Freiburg star and Germany international Nico Schlotterbeck:
In case Akanji decides to make a change, another position would have to be filled for the coming season: Besides Süle, only Mats Hummels (33) would be permanently in the squad for 2022/23, with the risk of injury . Dan-Axel Zagadou (22) is running for a new contract. Soumaila Coulibaly (18), now performing well with the U23s after tearing his cruciate ligament last summer, could evolve into the number five central defender. A permanent commitment of former loanee Marin Pongracic (24) from VfL Wolfsburg is no longer a problem.
In addition to Süle, another German national player could become one: Nico Schlotterbeck (22) from SC Freiburg would be the type of player predestined for coach Marco Rose’s idea, both in a basic order with a three and four. – man chain. There would be a financial margin for this solution if Akanji were transferred.
And Freiburg is likely waving a full fee for Schlotterbeck for the last time this summer, according to kicker’s information, its working paper ends in 2023. Even though Schlotterbeck hasn’t explicitly ruled out staying, the club’s efforts to extend the contract will not have much chance of success.
Adding both Süle and Schlotterbeck would certainly be an amazing set of moves for Borussia Dortmund. Does the club have the money to make it happen?
Depending on who you believe, Bayern Munich is either fully on Chelsea F.C.‘s Andreas Christensen – or pass the Dane because he wants too much money. Either way, his former coach, André Schubert, thinks he would be a natural candidate in Bavaria:
One supporter of a deal with Bayern is said to be Christensen’s former coach at Borussia Mönchengladbach, André Schubert.
“Christensen would go well with Bayern and Julian Nagelsmann because he is very smart, strategically very, very good and smart and – as I just mentioned – has a very good positional game,” said Schubert, who played between September 2015 and December 2016 Dane coached in Gladbach, at Sky.
In the construction game, Christensen “does what is expected of him. If he needs to take more risks or dribble more often, he will too. Schubert continues: “He is someone who plays a back three, a back four and certainly also in front of the defence. I could very well imagine that he could help Bayern.
The imminent farewell to Niklas Süle leaves a void in Bayern’s central defense. If Christensen does not extend his contract in London, he would be available on a free transfer – and that also brings FCBarcelona on stage. As Sport from Spain report, the 25-year-old is in demand there as well. Financially struggling top La Liga club have invested heavily in the attack this winter, now the defense should be strengthened.
How good is Robert Lewandowski? Oliver Kahn has video evidence:
Bayern Munich had an absolutely crazy week off the pitch and things even got complicated with the health of the team as Jamal Musiala tested positive for COVID-19, while Sven Ulreich had a scare – before to be tested negative.
There are certainly enough reasons for the team to be distracted against VfL Bochum, so Julian Nagelsmann will be tested. Can the coach keep his players focused on the task at hand (VfL Bochum)? Or, will the team be distracted by the transfer drama surrounding Niklas Süle next Wednesday Champions League showdown with Red Bull Salzburg, or the creeping thoughts of missing players like Manuel Neuer and Jamal Musiala?
Either way, here’s what we have for you:
- A look at each team’s recent form.
- A chance for players like Sven Ulreich and potentially Paul Wanner to shine.
- A prediction on the match.
Renato Sanches has rebuilt his reputation a bit after a tumultuous spell at Bayern Munich and now looks set to move on to one of the world’s elite clubs.
Where will it end? Well, Liverpool would be willing to consider the Lille midfielder to secure their roster:
Some transfer stories are meant to recirculate every six months or so. It is always unclear if the interest of the potential buying club is genuine and sustained, if they are biding their time to act, or if the agents are trying to improve their player profile before the next window.
And the situation appears to be similar for Lille’s Renato Sanches, who was rumored to move to Anfield last summer. As Sanches’ current contract expires in the summer of 2023, the next transfer window will represent Lille’s last chance to charge the 24-year-old a decent fee.
He’s also the perfect age to move to Liverpool, at least based on their transfer activity lately. Although there have been exceptions like Thiago Alcantara, the vast majority of signings have been between the ages of 23 and 25, and Sanches just turned 25 at the start of next season.
Depending on who you believe, Bayern Munich are either completely missing Chelsea FC defender Andreas Christensen or totally ‘convinced’ of the 25-year-old. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of in-betweens on the question for most people:
Bayern Munich have reportedly concluded their pursuit of Antonio Rüdiger but will continue to hunt fellow Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen. According to Goal, the Bundesliga champions see Christensen rather than Rüdiger as Niklas Sule’s replacement.
Bayern will lose Sule to bitter rivals Borussia Dortmund once his contract expires this summer. Someone has to fill the important 6ft 4in hole left in the Bavarian squad once BVB acquire the centre-back. It looks like Bayern have identified Christensen as the man to do it.
Bayern Munich’s ‘big five’ are Chelsea FC’s Christensen and Antonio Rüdiger, SC Freiburg’s Nico Schlotterbeck, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s Mattias Ginter and Juventus central defender Matthijs de Ligt.
Wow… so the news finally broke and Bayern Munich fans must have been left stunned that it became official: Niklas Süle is transferred to his Bundesliga rivals Borussia Dortmund during summer transfer window.
Join us as we react to the deal and how we think it all got to this point. At one point, Süle looked fit to play as a generational centre-back for Bayern Munich and Germany, but something went off the rails along the way.
What made Süle move to Borussia Dortmund – especially when his salary could be the same as what he was offered at Bayern Munich? What happened to the rumors of big paydays that were to come at clubs like Chelsea F.C. Where Newcastle United? More importantly, how did we get to this point, where the player who was arguably the team’s best defender will leave for free?
Specialist Dean Jones expects Newcastle United to make a big push for Bayern Munich’s Thomas Müller:
What did Jones say about Müller?
He told GIVEMESPORT: “Müller is interesting because we talked about it in January, but it was premature. He was never accessible, and Newcastle knew it.
“But there is a chance he will consider his future at Bayern for the first time this summer and if that happens Newcastle will be knocking on his door.”
It remains extremely unlikely that Müller will move on, but the speculation will continue as long as Newcastle have stacks of cash to spend.
Bayern Munich on loan Chris Richards and former FC Dallas star Justin Che prepared for a different kind of football: