Rafael Leão was in Dortmund yesterday which is why it looked like a deal between the young striker and the black and yellows was close especially after the A Bola report earlier in the week that claimed Leão had already signed with BVB. However even though the 19-year-old was in Dortmund, Ruhr Nachrichten claim that Dortmund has continued to deny that any negotiations are taking place with the striker.
So what exactly is happening? Is BVB straight up lying or is it just a PR-stunt from Leão to get more attention on the international market? We will probably have to wait a few more days to get some answers.
Jetzt kann alles ganz schnell gehen! @Sporting_CP-Stürmer Rafael #Leao befindet sich schon in #Dortmund: https://t.co/L7Xuz7PHkj #BVB (Fotos: imago bzw. iamrafaelleao23/Instagram) pic.twitter.com/nWu7fSsRid— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) July 12, 2018
It’s time for the first game of the pre-season when BVB travel to Vienna to take on Austria Wien at 19.00h CEST. The game can be watched on Facebook, Youtube and bvbtotal.de. What are you looking forward to from BVB’s first game this summer? It’s difficult because we don’t know what Favre is planning right now and a lot of players are still missing but let’s hear what line-up you want to see today.