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BVB, news and rumours: top talent Ousmane Diallo is coming

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BVB, news and rumours: top talent Ousmane Diallo is coming

BVB have signed a top talent for the offensive, while Marcel Schmelzer is back at the club. The news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund.

BVB, News: Ousmane Diallo is moving to Borussia Dortmund

The transfer of offensive talent Ousmane Diallo from the Spanish first division promoted Deportivo Alavés to Borussia Dortmund has now been confirmed.

“We’re looking for dangerous players for the outside positions everywhere. We’re glad that we were able to sign someone like that in Ousmane,” said Lars Ricken, BVB’s junior manager Ruhr news. “He’s a quick player who’s brave in one-on-ones. He’s certainly a player who can make the difference with his individual quality.”

The 16-year-old is initially planned for Dortmund’s U19s and is to be introduced step by step to the professionals. “Our task now is to work with Ousmane to ensure that he becomes the best player he can be,” said Ricken.

Diallo joined the Alavés youth team from Las Palmas in 2020. The left winger is a Spanish junior international and has appeared seven times for the U15s and three times for the U16s.

BVB, News: Marcel Schmelzer is back at Borussia Dortmund

Club legend Marcel Schmelzer has a function at BVB again. The former left-back, who was German champion with Dortmund in 2011 and 2012, will in future sit in on the Borussia U17s.

Schmelzer takes on the role of assistant coach alongside head coach Marco Lehmann and will be at the start for the entire coming season. The 35-year-old was on the training ground with the BVB juniors for the first time on Tuesday.

Schmelzer played for Dortmund from 2005 to 2022 and played a total of 367 competitive games for BVB. Between 2010 and 2014 he also made 16 appearances for the German national team.

BVB: Borussia Dortmund’s friendlies in preparation for the summer

Date Opponent venue
July 12, 6 p.m SV Westfalia Rhynern Hamm
July 19, 6 p.m Rot-Weiss Oberhausen Oberhausen
July 22, 4:30 p.m Red and White Erfurt Erfurt
July 28, 4:30 p.m San Diego Loyal San Diego
July 31, 3 p.m Manchester United Las Vegas
Aug. 3, 2:30 p.m Chelsea FC Chicago
Aug 6, 5 p.m Ajax Amsterdam Dortmund

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