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The Daily Bee (April 4th, 2019): Two new targets emerge for BVB’s left back position

Nico Schulz or Filipe Luis?

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  • BVB still looking for a new left back

Two new names have appeared as potential candidates for Borussia Dortmund’s search for a new left back.

Ruhr Nachrichten report about BVB’s interest in Nico Schulz and according to the report there have already been talks between the club and Schulz. Hoffenheim’s left back has significantly improved in recent years to the point where he has become a German national team player. In order to secure that spot in the German team he would like to play in the Champions League which he could do in Dortmund.

Schulz’ biggest strengths are his incredible speed and runs up the pitch which could mesh well with Favre’s current system. This transfer would not come cheap but Schulz could be a good choice to fill BVB’s vacant left back position.

Another name has been mentioned by Globo Esporte, Filipe Luis from Atletico Madrid. The Brazilian left back has so far been reluctant to sign a extension and his contract ends this summer with the Spanish club. Borussia Dortmund are one of the clubs mentioned as the many suitors in case Luis decides to leave Atletico although he has said that his “priority is to renew here (with Atletico)”.

Luis certainly is a quality fullback but it would be a very unconventional transfer for Dortmund. A 33-year-old player is not really a long term option and that’s what Dortmund need with Piszczek entering his last year at the club, Hakimi on his last year of the loan deal and Schmelzer apparently not being held in high regard by Favre. Zorc needs to find one or even two new fullbacks this summer and Luis would only be a short term fix.

  • DFB Cup results

Bayern Munich and Werder Bremen have joined HSV and RB Leipzig in the semifinals of the DFB Cup.

Bayern won an absolutely crazy game against 2.Bundesliga side FC Heidenheim with 5:4. The match had several lead changes, a red card, two penalties and some very questionable defending from Bayern but in the end the favorites still won.

Werder Bremen knocked out the second Ruhrpott-club with their 2:0 victory against Schalke 04. The Northern Germans were the deserved winners