Today’s Bayern star Sadio Mané once met Jürgen Klopp in Dortmund to explore a transfer to BVB. Lothar Matthäus has given his assessment of an extension for Mats Hummels and Marco Reus – and the Dortmund U23s are expecting over 7,000 Dynamo Dresden fans to attend the home game. Here you can find all the news and rumors about BVB.
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BVB – News: Sadio Mané was about to move to Borussia Dortmund
Sadio Mané is one of the world’s best attackers and is now under contract with FC Bayern Munich. Like the Senegalese, however 11friends revealed he was about to switch from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund in 2014: “We (Jürgen Klopp and Mané; Note d. editor) met at the training ground in Dortmund and only talked about football at first. He explained his tactics and what role I would play in his system.”
Shortly before, a certain Robert Lewandowski had left BVB for Munich on a free transfer. Klopp tried to replace the Pole, but there was no transfer: “It wasn’t my fault. But you know how it is in football: several parties always have to agree. That didn’t work,” revealed the longtime Liverpooler.
Dortmund chose Ciro Immobile (18.5 million euros) and Adrian Ramos (9.7 million euros). Mané, now 30, left Salzburg anyway and signed for Southampton in the Premier League for €23m.
But just two years later he was working with Klopp because he brought him to the Reds. They then worked very successfully together at Liverpool FC until 2022.
BVB – News: 7,500 Dynamo Dresden fans are coming to Dortmund
On Sunday, March 12, Borussia Dortmund’s U23s will play SG Dynamo Dresden at home in the 3rd division. Because the actual stadium, the “Red Earth”, is still being rebuilt, it’s back to Signal-Iduna Park. So instead of space for around 10,000 fans, there is a ticket contingent of around 80,000.
The Dresden fans in particular want to take advantage of this and loudly calf come to the stadium with over 7,000 people. So far so good. But in the run-up to the game, some Dresdeners staged themselves in a military and martial manner online. In the middle of it all, assistant coach Heiko Scholz and player Stefan Kutschke, who climb into a flatbed truck in a video of the “K-Block” fan group to be driven to Dortmund. The video description on Instagram also says that the Dynamo fans are “in the mood for an invasion in Dortmund” – given the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, this is at least a questionable choice of words.
The police are to ensure security with around 1,000 officers: “We will classify the Borussia Dortmund II game against Dynamo Dresden as a ‘risk game’ and be on site with the appropriate forces,” emphasizes police spokesman Joshua Pollmeier.
Whether BVB ultras will also come to the game is loud calf still uncertain and could depend on the outcome of the Revierderby, which will be held on Saturday from 6.30 p.m. in the Gelsenkirchen Arena.
BVB – Rumor: Lothar Matthäus sees Mats Hummels and Marco Reus as “not untouchable”
Lothar Matthäus commented on the situation of Mats Hummels and Marco Reus, whose contracts expire in a few months: “Hummels and Reus are not untouchable, even if they are captains,” he said Ruhr news about the 34- and 33-year-old players. “Thomas Müller at FC Bayern had a similar experience. The only right reaction is to step on the gas and show performance.”
According to the 61-year-old, both would show this performance regularly – and accept their role in an exemplary manner. Matthäus also mentioned a potentially decisive argument for a contract extension: “Hummels and Reus are important contacts for Terzic because of their experience, their success and their long career.”
BVB: The rest of the program in the Bundesliga
Schalke 04 (A)
1. FC Cologne (H)
Bayern Munich (A)
Union Berlin (H)
VfB Stuttgart (A)
Eintracht Frankfurt (H)
VfL Bochum (A)
VfL Wolfsburg (H)
Borussia M’Gladbach (H)
FC Augsburg (A)
Mainz 05 (H)
BVB – rumor: Probable line-up in the Revierderby against Schalke 04
This is how Borussia Dortmund could line up against Schalke 04: