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A new striker to replace Ramos?

AFC Sunderland  v Borussia Dortmund  - Friendly Match Photo by Deniz Calagan/Getty Images

The Adrian Ramos-deal is still not official but it is very clear that he's not a part of Borussia Dortmund anymore and Thomas Tuchel confirmed as much on yesterdays press conference. The Colombian striker isn't with the team anymore and we're currently relying on André Schürrle and Marco Reus to back up Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang while he is playing the Africa Cup of Nations.

It seemed like Zorc & co. were ok with that situation and ready to let it play out like this until the summer with Tuchel even saying during an interview that they won't add another player during the winter break. However it seems like our management had a change of heart in this matter and with rumors about BVB-offers for some young strikers surfacing it appears that the team will add another young talent up front.

After some rumblings about Kylian Mbappé and Kasper Dolberg you can add a new name to that list. Swedish newspaper "Aftonbladet" reports that Alexander Isak is close to a move to Borussia Dortmund. As recently as last week the 17-year-old Swedish striker was on his way to Madrid to join Real but apparently Isak and his family have revised their opinion and are now preferring a move to Dortmund. With Ramos gone the chances of breaking into the squad are very good and the promise of actual minutes on the pitch for a club like Dortmund are probably better than playing for the second team in Madrid.

Aftonbladet does have a shaky reputation and I would recommend taking this with the usual grain of salt but it isn't unlikely that Isak is a target for Dortmund. Rumors about BVB following his development have been consistently coming up over the last few months. Dortmund also declined to comment after BILD wanted a statement from them on the matter.

It seems like we have an interesting week ahead of us before the transfer window closes on January 31st.