The transfer of Soumaila Coulibaly from Borussia Dortmund to FC Burnley, which was already believed to be safe, has probably burst, reports transfer expert Fabrizio Romano. Although Coulibaly has already completed the medical check-up with the newly promoted Premier League.
The transfer should initially take place on loan, later a purchase obligation should have been included in the contract. This clause, however, arguably thwarted the transfer – according to Romano, there was disagreement between the two clubs over the details of this clause.
The transfer should actually bring in a considerable sum for BVB: the obligation to buy should bring in 15 million euros for Borussia Dortmund, should it arrive. According to Sky, Burnley FC would have had to pay 16 to 18 million euros for Coulibaly.
The central defender is under contract with BVB until 2026. So he will return to Dortmund for the time being and will probably join the Black & Yellows’ summer preparations again. There he already missed the last friendly against Westfalia Rhynern, in which central defender talent and competitor Hendry Black scored a goal.