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The Daily Bee (March 6th, 2019): Maximilian Philipp sidelined by injury

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Plus a new striker on BVB’s radar and German national team changes

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Borussia Dortmund will be without Maximilian Philipp for the foreseeable future, the versatile offensive players picked up a partial tear of the lateral collateral ligament in his knee. It’s not yet clear when exactly Philipp will return.

  • DFB team upheaval

After the disaster that was the 2018 World Cup for Germany it was clear that the team needed some changes and finally Joachim Löw has reacted, however not everybody will be happy with the changes he has made. Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Müller will from this point on no longer play for the German national team which will definitely draw ire especially from Bayern’s front office and their fans.

All three were a vital part in Germany’s 2014 World Cup win but it’s obvious that all three have peaked and probably will be at the tail end of their careers when the 2022 World Cup comes around. It will be interesting to see who will replace them on the German team in the coming months and years.

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly joined the race to sign Alfredo Morelos from Glasgow Rangers. The young striker has been phenomenal for the Scottish club this season scoring 28 goals in 40 games across all competitions and adding 11 assists. This has led to interest from some premier League clubs, led by Leicester City.

BVB are looking for a new attacker to bolster their roster and Morelos (22) could be a solid addition with the talent to improve significantly. However this transfer wouldn’t come cheap for or the black and yellows, the Rangers value him around the same as Moussa Dembélé who left their rivals Celtic last summer for 19.8£ million.