- Dembélé suspended
Hans-Joachim Watzke, Miachael Zorc and Peter Bosz decided on Sunday morning that Ousmane Dembélé will remain suspended until further notice. The young winger who refused to train with the team in order to force a move to Barcelona is excluded from team practices until the club decides otherwise. Zorc added that he’s “welcome to train individually if he wants”.
Meanwhile reports suggest that Barca’s offer was even lower than first expected with kicker saying their initial offer was 85€ million + 20€ million in incentives. Since then no offer has been made from the Catalans and reports suggest Watzke and Zorc will not budge on their demand of 140-150€ million.
- Auba stirring things up again
While the Ous situation got out of hand quickly, it appeared that Aubameyang would stay without making a big fuss about not getting his wish. However that’s just not the kind of transfer window BVB will have I guess.
Aubameyang took to instagram to drop a bomb that will probably keep us “entertained“ the next few days. After a fan asked him to return to Milan like fans of the Rossoneri have done all season he replied in Italian “I want to, but they are sleeping what can I do?”. That’s not exactly a resounding commitment from PEA that he wants to play for Dortmund and will certainly bring back some transfer rumors until the transfer window has closed.
- DFB Cup
A fair amount of drama has befallen Dortmund this summer but in times of great uncertainty I personally apply a Monty Python-view on life an always look on the bright side, in this case we can all collectively agree “hey at least we are not Hamburg right?”.
Like every single year in the DFB Cup, we also had underdog stories this year and one of them was a 10-men VfL Osnabrück team beating HSV 3-1. Looks like it will be another tough season for Hamburg.
Another Bundesliga-side that was eliminated in the first round was Augsburg. They surprisingly lost to third tier side 1.FC Magdeburg with 2-0. The weird thing about it is the fact that the exact same thing happened three years ago.
Daily Buzz: Any thoughts on the DFB Cup results?