Borussia Dortmund have set their sights on acquiring some new offensive weapons in the near future. With the prospect of Robert Lewandowski leaving the club in the summer, and rumors swirling around the future of Mario Gotze, the reigning Bundesliga champions have a plan for the future in mind.
It has been made apparent that Dortmund have grown fond of out-of-favor PSG striker Kevin Gamerio. Dortmund are not the only ones in the hunt for the France international, other suitors include Liverpool and Newcastle United.
Despite spending a majority of this season on the bench, Gamerio has shown in the past that he has the skills to be a great player. The striker netted 22 goals in the 2010-11 season while playing for FC Lorient. Despite only having five goals in 17 appearances this season, which still ranks him second in the club, he was able to help set up Ezequiel Lavezzi’s equalizing goal against Valencia in the Champions League. This shows that Gamerio has what it takes to be a solid offensive weapon.
With Gamerio’s frustration growing he is said to be looking for a new opportunity to play somewhere where he can be more of a contributor. He recently told Sky Sports “I want to play football every time. I am no different to any other player”. With Dortmund star Robert Lewandowski possibly on his way out, Westfalenstadion could be the perfect spot for Gamerio’s talent.
Along with Gamerio, Dortmund have also reportedly set their sights on Hannover 96 forward Mohammed Abdellaoue. The 27-year-old has been the epitome of consistent over the last few seasons. Scoring 11 goals in 2011-12 season and 10 goals in the 2010-11 season, and has contributed 7 goals in 18 league appearances this season.
Though he still has a year left on his current contract with Hannover, it is clear that there are bigger things on the horizon for Abdellaoue. His agent told Sky Sports, “Generally there is an interest in Moa from some clubs on a high level”.
It is clear that Borussia Dortmund are prepared for whatever happens with Robert Lewandowski and have a plan ready to set in motion if his departure comes sooner than later.