- Aubameyang to China?
Another day, another SportBild report claiming that Auba is close to a deal with a new club. This time it's China again, specifically Tianjin Quanjian who are also close to buying Anthony Modeste from 1.FC Köln. The report suggests that the Chinese club is ready to offer over 80€ million for Auba and that the Gabon international would earn 30€ million per year (after taxes!). Nevertheless the report also states that BVB haven't received an offer yet.
Now this isn't the first report linking Auba to China but it does seem a bit random. Especially SportBild seem to be changing their minds (and reports) about Auba on a daily basis. As recent as last week reports suggested that a move to China was off the table because of the new rules in the Chinese Super League which require clubs to pay a 100% tax on player acquisitions from foreign leagues. This would mean that TJ Quanjian would have to pay 80€ million to Dortmund and another 80€ million to the Chinese football federation. Even with the copious amounts of money that the Chinese clubs are paying right now, 160€ million for Aubameyang seems a bit too far fetched to be true.
- U21 Euros
Germany vs Spain
That's the final of the U21 Euros this summer which means that at least one BVB-player will be on the winning team, either Maximilan Philipp and Mahmoud Dahoud for Germany or Mikel Merino for Sapin.
Germany won the first semifinal against England on penalties (4:3), the game ended 2:2 after 120 minutes. The Germans deserved the victory because they were the better team throughout the game but couldn't convert their chances. Philipp played the entire game and converted a penalty kick at the end, however it was definitely not his best performance. Mo Dahoud, who was one of Germany's best players in the tournament so far, was inexplicably left on the bench. There are no reports of an injury or any other health problems.
Spain had no problems defeating Italy 3:1 in the second semifinal. Saul Niguez, who is the best player of the tournament so far, scored all three goals for Spain. The midfielder from Atletico Madrid put on another brilliant performance and is now looking to help Spain with their fifth U21 European Championship.
The final will be played on Friday and Spain has to be considered the favorite to win against a German team that is not at full strength.
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