Nico Schlotterbeck denies an agreement with BVB. The duel with FC Bayern could be an indicator for coach Marco Rose. Also: Erling Haaland probably agrees with Manchester City. You can find all the news and rumors about BVB here.
SC Freiburg central defender Nico Schlotterbeck has relegated reports of an already fixed agreement with Borussia Dortmund to the realm of fables. “I read that, but I can say that nothing will happen until the end of the season,” said the 22-year-old after his club reached the DFB Cup final sky.
Instead, he will make his “decision after the season”. “Nothing changed about that.” Previously had the picture-Zeitung reports of a firm agreement between the two sides.
Schlotterbeck has made 33 appearances for Freiburg this season – he started every game. The 22-year-old central defender also made it into the national team. Last month he played his first two international matches against Israel (2-0) and the Netherlands (1-1) and impressed with good performances there.
Nico Schlotterbeck: Performance data 2021/22
Dortmund, rumor: FCB duel as a yardstick for Rose?
In the duel against FC Bayern, Borussia Dortmund is no longer about anything from a sporting point of view. BVB is nine points behind their rivals from Munich in the championship, and a final attack on the title seems unlikely.
Nevertheless, the game should be of particular importance for Marco Rose. As the sports picture reported, the classic against FCB is a kind of indicator for the Dortmund coach. In the event of a violent clap, the BVB bosses could start thinking about working with the 45-year-old beyond the summer.
“We won’t just let the season end, we still want to achieve maximum success in the last few games,” Rose warned himself before the game: “You always take the last impression with you into the summer.”
Last had the sports picture reports that the support in the BVB management team for Rose is crumbling. Above all, managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke was “torn” by the Dortmund coach.
BVB: Rumor: Haaland in agreement with City?
The move from Erling Haaland to Manchester City is apparently taking concrete shape. As the Daily Mail reports, the club has agreed on a contract with the Borussia Dortmund attacker.
According to information from the English newspaper, a financial package has been put in place that would make Haaland the highest-paid player in the Premier League with a weekly salary of more than £500,000. That would be almost 600,000 euros.