There is sad certainty. After being diagnosed with testicular cancer, 31-million man Sébastian Haller (28) will be out for several months and Borussia Dortmund will have to look for a striker again. None of the traded names has yet emerged as a favourite.
Currently in Dortmund “Two, three options checked and prepared”, reports the ‘Ruhr Nachrichten’. The circle of serious contenders does not seem to be large. Some names may well be removed from the most recently circulated list.
On the one hand there is Giovanni Simeone (27). The rumored BVB interest in the goalscorer from Hellas Verona is described by the regional newspaper as “Misinformation”. Edin Dzeko (36) has not been an issue for a few days. According to ‘Ruhr Nachrichten’, the same applies to Edinson Cavani (35). Such “aged stars” wool “BVB can’t afford it at the moment”.
Modeste not from the table
On the other hand: At the age of 34, for better or for worse, Anthony Modeste also belongs in this category. However, the daily newspaper does not rule out a BVB transfer from the Frenchman, who is still under contract with 1. FC Köln until 2023. An agreement with the Billy Goats was “A matter of negotiation and persuasion”.