Borussia Dortmund Planning Big Moves in the Summer


Borussia Dortmund still have the big prize to play for this season when they face Bayern Munich at Wembley in the Champions League final May 25, but that hasn’t kept them from looking forward to strengthening the squad in the summer.

With Mario Gotze set to join Munich in the summer, Dortmund have an attacking hole to fill, but the money to do it. They’ve looked to young Danish and Ajax superhero Christan Eriksen.

“Jurgen Klopp called me last week to congratulate me on winning the title, and he asked me about Christan Eriksen,” Ajax coach Frank De Boer said to NOS.

Eriksen himself seemed interested in the move saying both Dortmund and the Bundesliga have become an appealing destination over recent years.

“Dortmund would be a club I’d like to play at. I like to think that I’d fit in there,” Eriksen said. “They play great attacking football, just like I want to play. And they play for titles.”

“But the standard has increased. It speaks volumes that two German clubs are competing for the Champions League. It could as well be that the Bundesliga is now the best league,” he finished.

But Gotze might not be the only Dortmund player out the door. Striker Robert Lewandowski’s displays this season have made him a target for many of Europe’s top teams. And Dortmund seem to already be looking for a replacement in the way of Aston Villa’s Belgian striker, Christian Benteke, according to his agent.

“I am aware of the Dortmund representation at Villa Park for the Chelsea match, but Christian is still a Villa player and nothing has changed on that point,” Eris Kismet, Benteke’s agent said. “There were a lot of scouts from many teams who have an interest in Christian. Now Aston Villa’s future in the Premier League is decided we will know more.”

“It is natural for many teams to show an interest when Christian has had such a good season and scored many goals, but it is his first season in the Premier League,” he finished.

But Dortmund could not be done. According to reports they’re also after Kevin De Bruyne, the Chelsea winger who’s spent a solid season on loan at Werder Bremen. Reports were that a deal was already done for the Belgian to go there.

“I have not signed anything,” De Bruyne clarified to reporters on Tuesday. “I have never said that [a deal has been agreed with Dortmund]. The clubs now need to talk.”

De Bruyne’s agent Patrick de Koster explained more to Bremen paper Weser Kurier: “We will talk to Chelsea first. Kevin will play for either Dortmund, Leverkusen or Chelsea next season.”

In a little over a week Dortmund will match up against the German side that took their Bundesliga crown back and knocked them out of the DFB Pokal. Whether they win or lose, it’ll be a summer of changes in Dortmund, it just remains to be seen how different the team will look come August.

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