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The Daily Bee (May 15th, 2019): Should BVB plan with Isak?

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Isak or a new striker?

Borussia Dortmund Training And Press Conference Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Alexander Isak’s loan spell at Willem II Tilburg has been phenomenal for the young strikers development. In just 15 games the centre forward scored 13 goals and added 5 assists. Now BVB have to determine if they will keep him to compete with Paco Alcacer next season, loan him out again or even sell him him. According to Ruhr Nachrichten the youngster isn’t sure yet if he’ll get the needed opportunities at BVB next season and at least one club, RSC Anderlecht, have already inquired about Isak and are ready to pay 9€ million for him.

Furthermore the report claims that Leonardo Balerdi will play an increased role next season. The 20-year old centerback joined BVB in January for 15.50€ million but has not yet played a role for Dortmund.

In addition the outlet also joins Bild and kicker in reporting that Nico Schulz will join the black and yellows and take over at left back. Meanwhile Julian Brandt’s transfer still depends on Bayer Leverkusen making the Champions League.

There are also several candidates that can leave Dortmund if an offer comes in, those include virtually all players that are on loan currently, Schürrle, Passlack, Kagawa, Toljan and Rode, as well as Philipp, Dahoud, Toprak, Weigl and even Gomez although the young Spaniard could be loaned out.

  • U19 German championship semifinal

Borussia Dortmund’s U19 team will play rivals Schalke in the first leg of the semifinals for the German championship today and the game can be seen of BVB-Tv and their official twitter account. BVB look to get the title back to Dortmund after their back-to-back title’s in 2016 and 2017, last year Hertha BSC Berlin won 3:1 in the final against Schalke.

It’s a chance to see young talents like goalkeeper Luca Unbehaun, defensive midfielder Tobias Raschl and offensive midfielder Immanuel Pherai who figure to be on the first team in the near future.

Daily Buzz: Schulz, Brandt, Hazard, Gündogan - a lot of names are currnetly in the transfer rumor mill for BVB and some of those players will surely be in black and yellow next season. That would leave the striker position as the biggest question mark. Paco Alcacer has been great but somewhat inconsistent and injury prone which could force the club to sign someone to compete with the Spaniard. Should Isak get a chance to be that player or should Dortmund sign a more experienced player to fill out that role?