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Transfer Rumor: Dortmund linked to Hamburg’s American striker Bobby Wood

Bild says he’s on our wishlist

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As transfer season approaches once again, we still don’t know what will happen with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Aubameyang could very well end up staying in Dortmund, but even if he sticks around, it would be smart for BVB to secure more depth at the striker position. A promising young backup would not be a bad purchase.

Could Bobby Wood be that striker?

According to Bild, he’s on Dortmund’s wishlist for the summer.

Hamburg probably wouldn’t require too large a fee to part with Wood, who only has 5 goals and 2 assists this season. The 24-year-old has made 29 appearances for the United States National Team, scoring 8 goals for them in that time.

He has a release clause that is reported to be €12 million, but if Hamburg get relegated he’d surely go for much less than that.

Wood isn’t the type of player who would be a replacement for Aubameyang, he’s not anywhere near Auba’s level. But he’s definitely proved he can score in the Bundesliga.

Of all the strikers Dortmund have been linked to recently, he seems to be one of the least likely to make the move. Quite frankly, BVB should be looking higher than players who are struggling in clubs at the bottom of the table.

Still, a rumor like this isn’t ridiculous to think about. And we’re sure Christian Pulisic would be happy with another American at Dortmund.

But again, it seems more likely that BVB would move for someone of the quality of an Alexandre Lacazette or Alvaro Morata, especially if Aubameyang is sold this summer.