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The Daily Bee (August 17th, 2018): BVB reportedly name asking price for Weigl

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  • PSG back again for Weigl and Guerreiro

Paris St. Germain hired Thomas Tuchel so we all knew those rumors would come and they have surrounded the club all summer long. Now there are new rumors linking both Julian Weigl and Raphael Guerreiro to the French club.

French journalist Nabil Djellit claims BVB have slapped a 75€ million price tag on Weigl but it is mostly to chill PSG’s interest in him. The expectation is that the high asking price would deter PSG to make an offer for Weigl.

To be quite honest it seems very unlikely that Dortmund will sell Weigl and the central midfielder has never made any indication that he wants to leave. BVB would certainly think about a transfer if PSG made an astronomical offer but at this point that seems unlikely.

Guerreiro’s situation is a bit different, Dortmund could probably be swayed to sell Guerreiro if a good enough offer came in. However according to Sky Paris is more interested in Bayer Leverkusen’s Wendell. Danny Rose from Tottenham Hotspur and Guerreiro would be the other options if a Wendell-transfer would fail.

The Portuguese international doesn’t seem to have a set position in BVB’s squad right now. The midfield is crowded and he’s prone to mistakes on defense which means Schmelzer is the starter for now. Dortmund would probably be inclined to listen to offers.

  • RB Leipzig’s “magnificent seven”

RB Leipzig played their qualifying game against Craiova yesterday and they qualified for the next round with a 1:1 draw after they won the first game 3:1. However the more intersting news was the number of fans accompanied RBL to their game, in total Leipzig sold 7 (!) tickets for the game....yes you read that right seven, that’s it. To be fair the game was in Romania against a rather unknown opponent but still 7 is an embarrassing number for a Bundesliga team.

Daily Buzz: La Liga has officially announced that they will play league games in the United States and Canada in the future similar to what the NFL does with their games in London. Do you approve of this or is it just yet another sign of the continuing commercialization of the sport?