The year 2016 comes to a close. It was a year with a lot of ups and downs that brought us some memorable moments that will be the topic of heated discussions for years to come. Unlucky games like the loss to Liverpool and the loss in the DFB-Cup final against Bayern come to mind when you want to recall the worst moments of 2016. On the opposite side wesawthe team go unbeaten at home across all competitions during the entire year and the emergence of a lot of promising youngsters like Pulisic, Dembélé, Mor and Passlack that bode well for the future of the club.
I'd say it was a good year albeit one without any silverware but hopefully that'll change in 2017.
- BVB scouting strikers and central midfielders
Borussia Dortmund is linked with a lot of players right now and since it is the silly season we'll have to take everything with a grain of salt. Interestingly Dortmund is linked with a lot of players for two specific positions, striker and central midfielder.
Both are positions of need for the black and yellows and it is easy to see why Zorc would target players for both of those positions. We're already thin at striker and with Aubameyang gone for the first few games because of the Africa Cup of Nations it would be a smart move to add a young striker to compete with Adrian Ramos for the starting spot for those games and to possibly succeed PEA in case he leaves next summer.
As for central midfield, we still need a box-to-box midfielder that is able to step into Ilkay Gündogan's footsteps because neither Castro, Rode or Sahin are able to do it and you could clearly see that when the team was unable to break the press on countless occasions. Weigl needs a partner next to him and while we might already have that player on the roster in Raphael Guerreiro it definitely wouldn't hurt to add another one just to be sure.
Until now Mahmoud Dahoud from Mönchengladbach was the best option on the table but now Morgan Sanson from French Ligue 1 club HSC Montpellier has been added to that list. The 22-year old is definitely talented but it is difficult to say he'd be a better option than Dahoud.
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