Borussia Dortmund can celebrate the free transfer of Niklas Süle from FC Bayern as a real transfer coup. While “Sky” expert Dietmar Hamann congratulates BVB, the record champion’s behavior is met with incomprehension.
When it became clear that the contract negotiations between Süle and FC Bayern would collapse and that the international would leave Munich free of charge, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge felt compelled to justify himself.
Süle’s problem was that he never really asserted himself, judges the long-time club chairman: “He was a useful player for FC Bayern, the club is well occupied even without him in the position.”
Statements that Hamann cannot understand in any way. “For me, Süle was always underestimated and an excellent player. He is a great sporting loss for Bayern,” explained the 48-year-old.
Süle makes the BVB stars “three to four percent better”
The central defender never received the appreciation he deserved at Bayern Munich. Hamann called the successful 2020 Champions League final against Paris Saint-Germain symbolic, when Süle replaced the ailing Boateng almost ten months after his cruciate ligament tear and “had an amazing performance”.
BVB, on the other hand, can look forward to a star from next summer who “makes all players three to four percent better”. Süle’s physical charisma alone in the dressing room and in the catacombs will help Dortmund: “You see this closet in front of you and you know you have this Süle in the team that you can rely on.”
Hamann: Süle-Coup puts Sancho, Haaland and Co. in the shade
Hamann even went one step further and rated the Süle coup as “the best transfer in the last ten years”. According to the expert, the soon-to-be ex-Munich player outshines big transfers like Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Ousmane Dembélé, Jadon Sancho, Mats Hummels or Erling Haaland.
It’s not just about the sporting reinforcement, but also about the perception and attention that goes with this transfer. “This transfer is important for Dortmund’s self-esteem,” said Hamann.