Good morning, Fear the Wall, and happy New Year’s Eve.
I want you guys to think, just for a moment, about how much progress that Borussia Dortmund has made this year. 2018 started with Peter Stöger at the helm, Andriy Yarmolenko on the wing, and Borussia Dortmund in third. Twelve months later, 2018 ends with Lucien Favre at the helm, Jadon Sancho on the wing, and Borussia Dortmund in first, along with a plethora of other exciting factors. We’ve seen the reemergence of Marco Reus and Roman Bürki, and the arrival of a star midfielder in Axel Witsel. The club has made tremendous progress this year, and it looks like 2019 could be even better.
Rumors Around the league:
Christian Pulisic and Mats Hummels to Chelsea?
Christian Pulisic is reportedly on his way to Chelsea, and it’s looking like former-BVB center back Mats Hummels may be joining him. This rumor seems to have been started by The Sun, so take it with a grain of salt.
Lucas Hernandez to Bayern?
It is reported that Bayern Munich may be willing to activate the French center back’s €80 release clause. Hernandez is only 22 years old, but has already featured for the World-Cup winning French national team and is a mainstay for Atletico Madrid. He won’t be cheap, but he would be quite a pickup for the Bavarians.
Timo Werner to Liverpool?
As if Liverpool didn’t already have enough attacking firepower, it looks like they might be pursuing RB Leipzig and Die Mannschaft striker Timo Werner. However, Werner has also been open to the possibility of moving to Bayern Munich for a couple years before heading to England.
What was your favorite BVB-related 2018 moment? Mine was the 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich this fall.