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No Nordtveit, but a Nigerian Striker Has Captured Attention

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With Nordtveit heading to England, a new target of BVB has been revealed.

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On Monday, agents for Borussia Monchengladbach defender Havard Nordtveit, along with the club, made it known that the Norwegian will be leaving the Bundesliga at the end of the season to play in the Barclays Premier League.

Borussia Dortmund were eyeing the Norway international as a possible reinforcement on the backline or as a replacement for Ilkay Gundogan.

In a statement with the club, Nordtveit stated "I'm going back to England. I was there as a youngster, playing for Arsenal when I was 17, but I never made an appearance in the Premier League. England is the big goal for every footballer in Norway and I'd like to try it out."

With Nordtveit out of the picture, a new transfer rumor has emerged on the very same day.

OwnGoalNigeria.com is reporting that Dortmund have shown interest in striker Umar Sadiq. The 19-year-old is currently on loan at A.S. Roma from Serie B side Spezia Calcio, and has scored twice in six appearances. The starlet has been heavily pursued by Arsenal, but BVB have stepped into the competition.

Sadiq's agent, Muhammad Lawal, told the Nigerian news outlet, "Yes we have been approached by Arsenal but they are not the only team that have signified interest in Sadiq as Borussia Dortmund also are pushing for him."

Dortmund have had success recruiting African strikers before as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was brought to Dortmund in his early 20s and has skyrocketed to prominence.