Anthony Modeste spoke about his move to BVB and addressed the hostilities of many Cologne fans. The transfer of Soumaila Coulibaly probably failed due to a very special Dortmund requirement. Also: Christian Pulisic joins AC Milan. You can find all the news and rumors about BVB here.
BVB, News: Modeste with plain text on BVB change – “public enemy number one”
Anthony Modeste switched from 1.FC Köln to Borussia Dortmund last summer as a short-term replacement for Haller. The striker cannot understand the hostility of many Cologne fans to his move, as he said in an interview with the Picture says.
“The Cologne fans took care of me and I took care of them with my footballing performances and was always very happy to be there for them personally. We qualified twice for Europe. I did my best. What more can you do to be a football legend?” said Modeste, who said: “Then I’ll end up being sold to Dortmund at the age of 34 and become the number one public enemy in the city. I don’t understand that.”
Modeste harbors a certain grudge against those responsible in Cologne, who gave his shirt number 27 to Davie Selke after six months. “It was said within the club that the number would no longer be assigned. Four months after my move, it was handed over to another person. I was shocked,” said Modeste.
The 35-year-old is currently without a club after his station at BVB, Modeste scored two goals and one assist in 29 competitive games.
BVB, rumours: That’s why the Coulibaly transfer failed
BVB talent Soumaila Coulibaly was about to move to Burnley FC in the Premier League. Specifically, it was about a loan with a subsequent obligation to buy. That purchase obligation has now apparently caused the deal to fail.
Coulibaly is said to have already completed the medical check, but according to the Ruhr news cannot agree on the sum of the purchase obligation. Dortmund probably demanded up to 17.5 million euros for the French.
A report of Picture according to one possibility would have been that the purchase option should take effect if Burnley stayed in the English top class. However, the more than 15 million euros discussed were too much for the championship champion.
BVB, News: Ex-Borussia star Christian Pulisic is moving to Milan
Former Bundesliga professional Christian Pulisic (24) is moving from Chelsea to AC Milan in Italy. Both clubs announced this on Thursday. The offensive player, once active for Borussia Dortmund, has been given a contract with Milan until 2027 with an option for another year. The American came to London in 2020, scored 26 goals in 145 games and won the Champions League in 2021.
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