At BVB, in addition to the well-known transfer candidates, Julian Brandt’s contract is now becoming a bigger issue. There is also news about Marco Reus and Mats Hummels. The news and rumors about Borussia Dortmund.
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BVB – Rumor: Borussia Dortmund wants to extend the contract with Julian Brandt
Julian Brandt has been in good form at BVB for weeks and also scored the 1-0 winning goal against TSG Hoffenheim at the weekend. Now the national player should be extended as quickly as possible.
Brandt has long been considered a problem child at BVB and has already found himself on various strike lists. But now the tide has turned and the 26-year-old has developed into a top performer. He has already collected 8 goals and 4 assists in the current season.
Accordingly, the teammates are also impressed by Brandt’s ideas. Nico Schlotterbeck, for example, raved about Brandt’s performances against Hoffenheim and in the weeks before: “What he’s doing up front. Which ways he’s going. He’s developed brutally defensively. He holds almost every ball. And scores goals.”
Accordingly, Brandt’s importance at BVB has increased enormously. His contract expires in 2024 and a decision will soon be made – after all, Brandt would go into his last year of the contract in the summer. Sports director Sebastian Kehl, who helped Brandt Picture has certified a “giant step forward”, is quoted as saying: “I am of course familiar with the contractual situation, and we are approaching the subject very positively and calmly.”
The newspaper reports that BVB would like to extend Brandt early. At the same time, however, it is said that a quick decision cannot be expected. Brandt will thus become the next focal point for Borussia, who may be looking to sell Jude Bellingham and potential departures from Marco Reus and Mats Hummels. The contracts of the two veterans expire this summer.
BVB – News: Hans-Joachim Watzke comments on Reus and Hummels
Sports director Sebastian Kehl had already made a vague statement on Saturday about the future of Marco Reus and Mats Hummels at BVB im ZDF delivered. Now Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke spoke up and became a little more specific.
Kehl had spoken in the “Aktuelle Sportstudio” of a “clear tendency” for both. But when asked, he said: “Let yourself be surprised.”
Watzke now said to WAZ: “Both players are held in high esteem by us” and continued: “We will have contract talks with both players and then see what comes of it.”
However, Watzke also emphasized: “In both cases it is completely open.” A contradiction, then, and the trend Kehl referred to does not yet appear to be all that clear.
BVB – Rumor: Mats Hummels is flirting with the MLS
Mats Hummels’ contract with BVB expires in the summer. According to Hans-Joachim Watzke, how things will continue with him is still completely open. However, an interesting alternative could open up for him.
How sports1 reports, the American MLS should play “a role in the considerations of US sports fans”.
A specific team has not yet been named. However, for Hummels, who had already accompanied NBA games for DAZN as a co-commentator, it would be a conceivable destination, especially since his role at BVB was more of a bench.