While Julian Brandt commented on the BVB mentality and a possible contract extension for Marco Reus, Hans-Joachim Watzke countered the cheeky Söder saying calmly. Meanwhile, a youngster is to extend his contract. The news and rumors about BVB.
BVB, News: Hans-Joachim Watzke counters the Söder saying
After Bavaria’s Prime Minister Markus Söder made disparaging remarks about Borussia Dortmund on Thursday, BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke now calmly answered: “The answer (in the title race; Note d. editor) will come in five weeks at the latest,” said the 63-year-old Picture. The 34th and last Bundesliga matchday of the 2022/23 season will take place on May 28th.
Söder had previously teased at the ATP tennis tournament in Munich: “The Dortmunders are actually almost too stupid to become German champions.” From his point of view, they would even “help” the Munich team to win the championship trophy again.
BVB, News: Next meeting – Reus’ extension keeps waiting
According to information from Marco Reus and his advisor Dirk lever Picture have now held another meeting with BVB management. The trend in the latest talks is that the 33-year-old should sign a new contract – but only for another year and is heavily performance-related. His top salary of 12 million euros is to be roughly halved. The BVB captain’s contract expires in June.
Both parties have not yet come to a final conclusion. In a fan poll Picture on April 17, 78 percent of 34,400 participants voted against extending the Reus contract.
His teammate Julian Brandt also spoke to him web.de uttered to his captain. About his standing in the BVB team, the 26-year-old said: “We look carefully at what Marco is doing on the pitch, what Marco is doing off the pitch.” However, Reus is “not the typical leader captain”. But in the end Brandt revealed that he too would of course be happy if Reus stayed.
BVB, transfers: Justin Nijnmah should stay with Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund wants to keep striker Justin Nijnmah beyond the summer. The attacker is currently on loan from Werder Bremen to BVB. If the Black and Yellows have their way, Nijnmah should not return to the Hanseatic city for the new season as planned.
Ingo Preuss, team manager of the Dortmund U23, said the Ruhr news: “We are looking for an extension, we would like to keep Justin.” BVB has a purchase option, which should be in the high six-digit range.
Nijnmah scored ten goals in 28 games for Borussia’s reserves in the 3rd division this season. He also provided four templates. In the Bundesliga team he played 21 minutes.
The native of Hamburg’s contract with Werder runs until 2024.
Julian Brandt spoke in an interview with web.de commented on the allegations that Borussia Dortmund were failing due to mental factors: “I still don’t think we have any mental issues here this season. Not at all. Those are other issues that we are dealing with.”
According to the midfielder, there is another, specific point that is often responsible for bad results: “It’s about tactical discipline, which we lack in some situations. That’s our problem. For example, the first half is good, but in the In the first ten minutes of the second half it often gets very wild all of a sudden. It has nothing to do with mentality.”
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