Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has started its personnel planning for the 2022/23 season with the signing of Bayern Munich’s Niklas Süle. It is possible that two BVB defenders will say goodbye in return. In Nico Schlotterbeck, however, a second German international could join Borussia again. A defensive upheaval is looming.
Niklas Süle is moving from FC Bayern to Borussia Dortmund and is scheduled to be one of the two central defenders there. But will the 26-year-old also act alongside the current defense chief Manuel Akanji at BVB? Around half a year before the start of the new Bundesliga season, the “kicker” raises doubts about such a scenario.
Because: Akanji has never made a secret of his dream of one day playing in the English Premier League, according to the trade journal. His contract, which runs until 2023, would speak in favor of a separation next summer if there were to be a farewell. Then BVB could receive a transfer fee in line with the market.
The Revierklub meanwhile hopes for an extension of the Swiss despite the Süle obligation. It is rather up to the player whether he sees his future in Dortmund or not. There is currently a lot to be said for a change, according to the “table football“.
BVB will probably let the clause expire – national players approaching?
According to the report, the continued employment of Marin Pongracic, who was loaned from VfL Wolfsburg until the end of the season, is currently ruled out. Although BVB has a purchase option of nine million euros, the 24-year-old has not yet been able to do any self-promotion. On the contrary, he attracted negative attention in the first half of the season when he blurted out club internals and got a rebuke from the bosses.
Should BVB have two fewer defenders in their ranks, another transfer is likely. Above all, Nico Schlotterbeck from SC Freiburg has come into focus in recent months. The 22-year-old reportedly has a contract until 2023, according to “kicker” there would be financial leeway for a BVB transfer, especially if Akanji actually left.
Coach Marco Rose can certainly fall back on Mats Hummels in the new season. Dan-Axel Zagadou is currently considering a contract extension, and another squad candidate is 18-year-old Soumaila Coulibaly, who is getting match practice after a severe cruciate ligament tear in the U23s.