Bundesliga soccer club Borussia Dortmund polished up its squad early this summer. Record national player Lothar Matthäus praised BVB’s previous work on the transfer market in the highest tones.
Borussia Dortmund demonstrated its ambitions in the 2022/23 season with several top transfers.
The German internationals Nico Schlotterbeck (SC Freiburg) and Niklas Süle (FC Bayern) are to form BVB’s new central defender duo, with Salih Özcan (1. FC Köln) clearing the six in the future. And on the offensive, the lightning-fast Karim Adeyemi (RB Salzburg) can whirl. In Sébastien Haller (Ajax Amsterdam), the gap left by Erling Haaland should also be closed.
Matthäus is “very much looking forward to the new BVB”
The Revierklub has already taken 55 million euros in transfer fees alone, with Süle coming from Munich without a fee. A lot of money, which, according to “Sky” expert Lothar Matthäus, was well invested. “Sebastian Kehl’s transfer work is a straight top. What he has achieved is outstanding,” said the 61-year-old in his most recent column.
Not only the new field players are a good investment, the return of Edin Terzic to the coaching bench and the new appointments in the coaching team also make sense, explained Matthäus: “A new athletics trainer (Shad Fosythe, editor’s note) , a great and experienced assistant coach (Peter Hermann), a head coach (Edin Terzic), who loves the club and is probably more passionate about success than anyone before him, and a whole lot of really good football I really look forward to the new BVB.”
Matthäus raves about a possible BVB squad
According to Lothar Matthäus, Sebastian Kehl, who succeeded BVB icon Michael Zorc as sports director in the summer and was mainly responsible for the most recent transfer decisions, landed a direct hit with Niklas Süle. “Someone is bringing the Bayern DNA to the Ruhr area,” the 1990 world champion is certain.
Süle wants to win the BVB title, “right away”. Dortmund “have not only strengthened themselves with this man in terms of sport, but also in terms of attitude”.
A national player who, according to the TV expert, would still be good for BVB is Hoffenheim’s David Raum. The left-back has long been associated with a move to the black and yellow. However, BVB still has two regular players for this position in the squad in Raphael Guerreiro and Nico Schulz.
Matthäus nevertheless already looked into a possible BVB future: “If David Raum were to wear the black and yellow jersey for the left-back position in the new season and Edin Terzic’s team had to muster the back four of the national team, then we could really see the best BVB in recent years.”