- No Free-TV Champions League
This is kind of a sad announcement for our German (and Austrian) readers. Starting in 2018 the Champions League will not be shown on Free-TV in Germany anymore. The games will exclusively be shown by the Pay-TV channel Sky, they will broadcast every single Champions League game from 2018 until 2021. However they work with streaming service DAZN, they will be allowed to stream certain games on the Internet. Further details about this cooperation will be announced in the coming months.
- Bundesliga dealings
Michael Zorc has made sure that Borussia Dortmund is already pretty much set for next season, apart from the transfer-saga surrounding Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. Nevertheless other Bundesliga teams are in the middle of building their squads for next season so let's take a look at a few transfers:
Eintracht Frankfurt lose Jesus Vallejo. The young center back, who joined Frankfurt on loan from Real Madrid last season, will have to go back to Los Blancos where he will apparently be a rotation piece for them. Vallejo was one of the best defenders last season in the Bundesliga and arguably Frankfurt's best player. It will be tough for them to replace him. One of the possible replacements seems to be Carlos Salcedo. The 23-year-old Mexican defender is under contract at Deportiva Guadalajara but played in Europe last season for AC Fiorantina. Mexican outlet Record reported that Salcedo will replace Vallejo in Frankfurt.
Another young defender that joins the Bundesliga is 19-year-old Justin Hoogma. The talented young center back joins TSG Hoffenheim from Heracles Almelo. It remains to be seen if he is planned as the main replacement for Niklas Süle or if they will add another player. Matthias Ginter is also rumored to be in negotiations with Hoffenheim.
Gladbach have found their Dahoud-replacement. Borussia Mönchengladbach have signed promising young midfielder Denis Zakaria from Swiss club BSC Young Boys. Die Fohlen hope that Zakaria will be able to fill the void that Mahmoud Dahoud left when he joined Borussia Dortmund.
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