The poker around Edson Álvarez doesn’t seem to be over yet. Felix Nmecha has commented on the criticism of his person and Julian Brandt has revealed the secret behind his flight. All news and rumors about BVB at a glance.
BVB, rumours: Another turning point in poker around Edson Álvarez?
At Borussia Dortmund, the Edson Álvarez personnel is probably not yet final. After the transfer was considered to have failed, since BVB allegedly saw itself sufficiently positioned in the sixth position with Emre Can and Salih Özcan, the trace of the Mexican is not finally cold.
Loud sky Dortmund sports director Sebastian Kehl in particular tried to get the midfielder from Ajax Amsterdam. Accordingly, the talks with the player side were so far that the 25-year-old would have already looked for a house in Dortmund.
However, BVB coach Edin Terzic wants to continue to rely on Emre Can, whose contract expires in the summer of 2024. Loud sky there has not yet been a final rejection of Álvarez, but a change is considered unrealistic, especially since the Ajax star is obviously extremely disappointed with the failed transfer.
BVB, News: New signing Nmecha asserts: “I love everyone”
National player Felix Nmecha asserts that he will not discriminate against anyone because of their sexuality. “I think a few things were taken out of context,” said Borussia Dortmund’s access in a BVB video about the allegations of homophobia and transphobia, without naming these things: “Of course I’m a Christian, but I love everyone Guys. I don’t discriminate. I hope the fans will give me a chance to get to know each other and see that I’m a hopefully great person.”
The former Wolfsburg resident shared two posts on Instagram that are classified as homophobic and anti-queer. He later deleted them. According to BVB, he personally convinced the highest officials of Westphalia to stand by the club’s written code of values before the transfer.
In terms of sport, Nmecha (22) could be a good replacement for Jude Bellingham, who moved to Real Madrid. “Playing in this stadium, in front of these amazing fans, feeling like a Dortmund player – I’m thrilled and can’t wait,” he said. “I try to do a lot for the team with and without the ball, I try to always play with confidence. I always want to have the ball and create, I want to fight for the team.”
Nevertheless, there was apparently a stomach ache at BVB. “I also had great concerns at first,” club president Reinhold Lunow wrote on Twitter: “Felix Nmecha will have to earn the trust of many Black and Yellows in view of the criticism in the run-up to the transfer. He has my trust.”
BVB, News: Julian Brandt reveals the secret behind his flight
Julian Brandt was one of the top performers at Borussia Dortmund last season. The 27-year-old sees his best season since arriving at the Black and Yellows also in his diet.
“Until a year ago, it wasn’t an issue for me at all to worry about gluten, histamine or other stuff,” explains Brandt in the club’s own video format Who we are – BVB 09 Stories. The changes had clearly made themselves felt: “I’m fitter. During the day I had signs of fatigue, was sluggish, powerless – I haven’t had that for months. And I sleep better,” says Brandt and looks back: “There were times when I was four days [nach einem Spiel, d. Red.] in the ass.”
His impressive performances of ten goals and nine assists in 42 games also attracted big clubs like Arsenal FC. However, Brandt decided to extend his contract with BVB until 2026.
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