After BVB was otherwise rather reserved about the topic, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel spoke openly about the championship. Meanwhile, things are picking up speed on Jude Bellingham and may already have his successor on the line.
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BVB, News – Gregor Kobel: “Championship is always an issue at BVB”
Although BVB has so far kept a low profile when it comes to the championship, goalkeeper Gregor Kobel addressed the topic directly.
Since the restart of the Bundesliga after the World Cup break, BVB has caught up nine points behind leaders FC Bayern and is now level with the record champions. Reason enough to get aggressive.
Kobel therefore explained in an interview with sky: “When you play for Dortmund, the championship is always an issue.”
Looking back, after the 4-2 defeat against Mönchengladbach on matchday 15, things didn’t look so rosy for BVB, as Kobel admitted. Since then, however, the situation has changed noticeably: “You play football – especially at a club like this – because you naturally want to win titles. That’s why the championship title is always on your mind.”
That brings Kobel to the conclusion: “Now we’ve won eight games and we’re back in action. That’s fun. These games that are coming up now are the games that you look forward to as a player and are the most exciting for the fans. “
But in order to actually become champions, consistency is required above all, as Kobel also knows: “There isn’t a game that we can leave something in all of a sudden, but we have to start every game anew and the three of us points to get.”
BVB – rumor: bosses want decision from Bellingham after CL round of 16
What’s next for Jude Bellingham? BVB is currently dealing with this question like no other. Now the bosses should push for a decision.
As the Ruhr news report, the club management wants to have clarity about the future of the midfielder after the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Chelsea (7 March).
The 19-year-old has been courted by top international clubs such as Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester City for some time, but his contract in Dortmund runs until 2025.
It is considered certain that BVB would sell the player for a transfer fee in the three-digit million range if that were the player’s wish. The mark had reported that Borussia would ask for at least 120 million euros for Bellingham.
The reason for the urgency in this matter is the question of how quickly the upheaval that sports director Sebastian Kehl began in 2022 can be pushed forward. If Bellingham were to be sold, significantly more financial resources would naturally be available.
BVB – rumour: Daichi Kamada’s change to Dortmund is becoming more concrete
On Thursday reported the Frankfurter Rundschauthat there is already an agreement between Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder Daichi Kamada and BVB. Sport1 also reported on talks between BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl and the player side on Wednesday.
According to the Picture-Zeitung, BVB is said to have already agreed on a five-year contract with the 26-year-old World Cup participant.
Kamada’s contract with SGE expires at the end of the season, so the Japanese international is free. Kamada could compensate for the possible departure of Jude Bellingham at BVB.
The Ruhr news name other possible framework conditions for a transfer from Kamadas: He is said to want to double his estimated annual salary of 2.5 million dollars. In addition, a bonus in the range of ten million euros is due.