Last week several outlets reported that Mahmoud Dahoud is likely to join Borussia Dortmund, now the biggest (although not necessarily most trustworthy) German newspaper has joined them.
BILD is reporting that "Mo" has decided to leave Borussia Mönchengladbach and he has chosen Dortmund over many suitors like Chelsea, Juventus, Liverpool and PSG. The signing of the deal could be imminent, which would mean that Zorc would have secured the second signing months before the actual beginning of the transfer window.
*** BILDplus Inhalt *** Jetzt kann es schnell gehen - Dahoud auf dem Sprung nach Dortmund https://t.co/WioSL0DTla pic.twitter.com/118lltalf4— BILD (@BILD) February 20, 2017
According to the report Dortmund would trigger a release clause in the midfielder's contract that would allow Dortmund to buy Dahoud for 10€ million, a bargain for such a talented player.
The 21-year-old midfielder is exactly what the black and yellows have been missing all season, a box-to-box midfielder that can play next to Weigl. With Castro having one of his worst seasons of his career and Guerreiro injured most of the time, Dortmund struggled all season with high pressing teams. Dahoud could be the answer to those woes.
Thomas Tuchel wanted both Ömer Toprak and Mahmoud Dahoud last summer as replacements for Mats Hummels and Ilkay Gündogan but got Marc Bartra and Sebastian Rode instead. Now it looks like he might get his wish after all, but with a one-year delay.