BVB is urging Julian Brandt to make a decision regarding his contract situation. Hans-Joachim Watzke hopes for an “era” under Edin Terzic. Anthony Modeste possibly prevented a transfer from Cristiano Ronaldo to the black and yellow. In addition, there are said to have been anti-Semitic statements in the Revierderby. The latest news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund can be found here.
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BVB, rumor: Dortmund asks Julian Brandt for a hearing
Julian Brandt is one of the faces of Dortmund’s upswing this calendar year. The international played well for weeks and attracted the interest of top English clubs such as Arsenal and Tottenham. There are eight goals and four assists in the league in 23 appearances so far.
However, Brandt only has a contract with BVB until the summer of 2024. That is why those responsible for sports director Sebastian Kehl absolutely want to extend it. Loud sports picture the Brandt side was asked for a “first negotiation date”, and before the end of the season they wanted to make a decision: Brandt extended – or possibly sold.
The player himself should be interested in the Premier League. However, BVB apparently wants to make the decision easier for him with a significant salary increase – so far he has received around seven million euros a year.
BVB, News: Hans-Joachim Watzke hopes for an era under Terzic
For years, Borussia Dortmund has mourned the successful times under Jürgen Klopp. Under Edin Terzic, titles are finally within reach again, maybe even the championship. No wonder that club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke would like to see the 40-year-old in black and yellow for a very long time.
“We hope that he can shape an era. Such a long tenure as a coach is what everyone longs for,” said Watzke sports picture. “Of course, in the end it also depends a bit on results. In any case, Edin has a very high level of trust and a high credit line, that’s clear.”
Like Klopp, Terzic also has a very good connection to the players: “He manages to convince the players that the journey is definitely worthwhile. The second thing is that Edin reaches people. Dortmund is a club that also is sensitive. And our millions of fans want someone to put their heart and soul into the club. He does.”
However, Terzic has to be careful “that he doesn’t overwork himself,” warns Watzke: “When we talk in the evening, I sometimes say: ‘Slow down a bit tomorrow.’ But ‘slowly’ isn’t on his radar.”
BVB, rumor: Did Anthony Modeste prevent a CR7 commitment?
Anthony Modeste is currently a disappointment in Dortmund. The 34-year-old has scored two goals in 25 appearances this season and is hardly recommended for further brief appearances. As a substitute for the sick Sébastien Haller, Modeste came from 1. FC Köln at the beginning of August – and possibly ensured that another person could not pick up speed.
And it is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo: he was only offered in Dortmund a little later. As the sports picture reported that BVB would have dealt “even more intensively” with a commitment from CR7 if Modeste had not already been committed for the attack.
As a reminder, in the summer Ronaldo was offered by his then agent Jorge Mendes to every club that played in the Champions League. But because no buyer was found, the Portuguese stayed with Manchester United before they finally separated. He now scores his goals for Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia.
BVB, News: State protection determined after alleged anti-Semitic chants
The Gelsenkirchen police are investigating alleged anti-Semitic chants in the Revierderby on Saturday. As the Research and Information Center for Anti-Semitism North Rhine-Westphalia (RIAS NRW) initially reported, BVB fans are said to have shouted such slogans: “Last Saturday at the Revierderby in Gelsenkirchen, anti-Semitic chants were chanted by some Dortmunders in the guest block. They wore uniform sweaters on which the hooligan symbol and the words ‘Fight together’ were printed in old German script.”
Even before the start of the game, “individuals from the group addressed the opposing team and fans in a clearly derogatory manner with shouts of ‘You Jews’,” according to the RIAS NRW Facebook page. Now the police got involved.
BVB has now also reacted. “Anti-Semitism is not an opinion! We only found out about it through this tweet and ask witnesses to contact the police. #BVB is clearly against anti-Semitism”, the club wrote on Twitter.