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The Daily Bee (January 9th, 2018): BVB to play Spurs in Wembley stadium

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Plus transfer news and Hakimi named African youth player of the year

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  • Achraf Hakimi named African youth player of the year

BVB’s Achraf Hakimi has been named African youth player of the year, congrats to him for the award!

  • Matthews transfers to FC Utrecht

Tashreeq Matthews, who just signed with Borussia Dortmund a few months ago has already been loaned to FC Utrecht until the end of the season. In addition the Dutch team has secured an option to buy the young midfielder.

This seems like an odd bit of business from BVB because it’s unusual for the club to send out a player on loan just months after signing him, especially with an option to buy. So far it is unconfirmed but it seems Dortmund will have an option to buy him back.

According to French outlet La Voix du Nord Borussia Dortmund might be one of the clubs vying for a transfer of OSC Lille’s left back Fodé Ballo-Touré. Lille, currently in second place in the Ligue 1, have some financial trouble and might need to sell some of their most talented players and the 22-year-old fullback seems to be among them.

Dortmund will definitely need to do something about their fullback situation now or during the summer. Schmelzer and Piszczek are on the wrong side of 30 and Hakimi is just with Dortmund on loan, even if BVB could convince Real Madrid to make the Hakimi-deal permanent it would suit them well to sign another fullback.

  • BVB to play Spurs in Wembley stadium

Tottenham Hotspur are in the midst of building a new stadium and there was a slim chance Borussia Dortmund could have been the first Champions League opponent for the Spurs but the club has now released a statement confirming that the new stadium will not be ready. The duel between BVB and the Spurs will now take place in Wembley stadium.

Daily Buzz: Speaking of stadiums, which stadium would you like to visit apart from the Signal Iduna Park of course?