BVB and Yossoufa Moukoko apparently had to come to terms with each other when negotiating a contract extension. Dortmund fears for a defender before the game against Werder Bremen, while the Hanseatic League have great respect for the “top team” BVB.
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BVB, rumour: accommodating with Moukoko extension?
Youssoufa Moukoko extended his contract with BVB about three weeks ago after much speculation until 2026. Like that Picture reported, both sides had to make concessions. The players have pushed for a certain number of guaranteed games to be included in the contract so that the youngster gets enough game practice in any case. Should these conditions not be met, Moukoko would be free to withdraw from the contract.
However, BVB sports director Sebastian Kehl did not respond to this request, instead the player’s salary would have been slightly higher than initially planned. Moukoko now earns around six million euros, the extension had a total volume of 35 million euros, taking into account earnest money and commission. From a sporting point of view, however, things have not been going well since then.
Since extra time, Moukoko has only started twice and has not scored in seven competitive games. He was on the bench for 90 minutes in the victory in Leverkusen and in the cup in Bochum, and veteran Anthony Modeste was preferred to him. Last weekend against Freiburg, the 18-year-old only played 29 minutes. He has six goals and six assists in 25 games this season.
BVB, rumor: Wolf use against Bremen probably open
Before the Bundesliga game against Werder Bremen, BVB is apparently worried about the use of defender Marius Wolf. How sports1 reported, the 27-year-old reported problems with his left shoulder and therefore had to be substituted shortly after half-time in the cup game in Bochum. Although the problems should not be dramatic, a mission against Bremen is still open.
The press conference with coach Edin Terzic on Friday should reveal more details. Another right-back, Thomas Meunier, is currently working on his comeback. After Wolf was substituted, Niklas Süle moved to right-back and Nico Schlotterbeck went into central action alongside Mats Hummels. Should Wolf be absent, a transfer of new signing Ryerson from left to right would also be an option, allowing Raphael Guerreiro to return to the starting XI.
BVB, News: Werder with a lot of respect for the “top team” Dortmund
Werder Bremen coach Ole Werner expects a difficult task for his team against the “top team” Borussia Dortmund. “They came out of the winter break well and are unbeaten,” said the 34-year-old before the duel on Saturday (3:30 p.m.): “What distinguishes Dortmund is that they are now bringing a certain robustness to the pitch. They are currently in one very good shape.”
BVB won all five competitive games this year, but Werder won the first leg 3-2 thanks to a spectacular final sprint. “In addition to the points, that gave us a lot,” said Werner, who is well on course to stay up after two recent wins against Wolfsburg and in Stuttgart.
A new option against Dortmund could be offensive man Maximilian Philipp, who is on loan. “Physically he’s in very good shape and an option for everything,” said Werner, who hopes to end a negative series: Werder’s last Bundesliga home win against Borussia was more than eight years ago, on December 20, 2014 it was 2-1.