Borussia Dortmund are apparently getting tired of losing their star players every summer and have decided to make a splash in the upcoming transfer window to show they are looking to compete in every competition.
After selling Shinji Kagawa to Manchester United prior to the start of the 2012-13 season, losing Mario Gotze before the start of the present campaign and seeing Robert Lewandowski signing a contract to join Bayern Munich next year, Dortmund’s management has decided enough is enough and they will avoid to sell their other star players in the near future.
‘The Yellow Bees have several players in their squad that are reported targets of some of the best teams in the world. Ilkay Gundogan, Mats Hummels and Marco Reus (just to name a few) all have been linked with moves away from Signal Iduna Park next season. To avoid a massive exodus, the team’s management has decided to make a splash and several names are already being evaluated.
To fill the void left by Lewandowski, Dortmund has Mario Mandzukic, who might end up abandoning Bayern for more minutes, and Edin Dzeko, who is falling out of favor at Manchester City, as possible targets; however, these moves would be made once the season is over.
The midfield is already strong, but Dortmund is looking for more and players like Kagawa (who could return as he hasn’t adjusted to life in Manchester), Sami Khedira and youngster Kevin Volland. They could join the team in the near future, as well as 19-year-old defender Matias Ginter, one of the most promising young players in Europe.
No bids have been submitted yet, but the ambition shown by Dortmund is remarkable. Instead of selling their players, they want to turn the corner and become a powerhouse team for years to come.