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The Daily Bee (June 11th, 2019): Isak close to joining Real Sociedad and Brandt talks about BVB-move

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Plus the WWC continues and other BL-clubs are making moves

Urawa Red Diamonds v Borussia Dortmund - Preseason Friendly Photo by Atsushi Tomura/Getty Images

The Spanish outlet Mundo Deportivo claim Alexander Isak is close to agreeing to a move to Real Sociedad. Borussia Dortmund would receive 10€ million for the young Swedish striker who is apparently not in BVB’s plans for the future even though he excelled during his loan spell in the Eredivisie. In just six months at Willem II the centre forward scored 13 goals in 16 games but it was still not enough to convince BVB’s officials to give him another chance.

Julian Brandt has talked to WAZ about his move to BVB, why he made it and what the difference between Dortmund and Leverkusen is:

“It was not easy for me to leave Leverkusen. But I had the feeling that I’m up for something new now. I want to prove myself again. It can do me good to face new challenges.”

“The magnitude is different. This can be seen in the fan scene, but also in the international reach. And the pressure is bigger at BVB - also in the media. When Dortmund were a lot of points ahead and then had a weak phase last season, it was discussed very broadly. When we were tenth with Leverkusen, we did not have the impression that there was outrage on the outside. That it is different in Dortmund can shape me. Personally, but also on the pitch.”

  • Bundesliga transfers

VfB Stuttgart: The club has announced that two players won’t get new contracts for the upcoming season, Christian Gentner and Dennis Aogo. Two former German national team players who aren’t in Stuttgart’s plans for their rebuild.

A former BVB-player however will be part of that rebuild, Pascal Stenzel will join the team on loan from SC Freiburg.

1.FC Nürnberg: The relegated team have signed Robin Hack from TSG Hoffenheim for 500.000€. The young winger should help them in their battle for promotion.

Schalke 04: In a somewhat curious move Schalke have loaned Jonjoe Kenny for one year from FC Everton. The young right back is certainly talented and could help Schalke but a one year loan without an option to buy will not help them in the long run.

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup

The WWC continues with three interesting matches, the Netherlands take on New Zealand, Chile play Sweden and the defending champions USA start the tournament against Thailand.