In the summer, Borussia Dortmund is reorganizing its defence: Niklas Süle is coming from FC Bayern on a free transfer, while Manuel Akanji and Dan-Axel Zagadou are likely to leave BVB in return. Nico Schlotterbeck from SC Freiburg remains a promising transfer candidate for central defence.
Borussia Dortmund is facing a major upheaval on the defensive. So far it is completely unclear with which personal trainer Marco Rose can plan for the 2022/2023 season at BVB.
In any case, with Manuel Akanji, the signs are clearly pointing to separation. As the “Ruhr Nachrichten” recently reported, the negotiations between the Westphalians and the Swiss have come to a standstill.
The 26-year-old turned down an offer to extend his contract and BVB was not willing to improve it again.
Akanji is still tied to the black and yellow until 2023. BVB could therefore use the last opportunity in the summer to take a decent fee for the national player. The talk is said to be around 30 million euros that interested parties would have to raise.
BVB has Nico Schlotterbeck on the list
Loud “table football” BVB would invest the income from an Akanji transfer – Manchester United are said to have good cards here – directly in a new defender.
One of the names on the Dortmund list of candidates is Nico Schlotterbeck from SC Freiburg, who has often been traded at the Ruhrpott-Klub. The 22-year-old is only tied to the sports club until 2023.
SC Freiburg hopes for “attractive offers”
Freiburg’s sports director Jochen Saier recently made it clear that the shooting star is not available at a bargain price.
“Anything is possible, especially if we don’t think the general conditions are right in the summer,” said Saier to the “kicker”. “The fundamental decision as to whether he is going or staying has not yet been made.”
Together with Schlotterbeck, there will be “a process of consideration and a decision, which of course has a lot to do with whether there are attractive offers for him that match his value – also for us as an absolute difference player – and potential.”
It is estimated in industry circles that those responsible in Freiburg would not even pick up the phone with offers below 25 million euros. Too much money for BVB?