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The Daily Bee (June 20th, 2019): Watzke and Zorc talk about Hummels return; New rumors about Morey and Philipp

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Will Philipp leave for Wolfsburg?

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Gianluca Di Marzio confirms the transfer of Mateu Morey to Borussia Dortmund. Morey’s arrival at BVB has been speculated about for weeks now but the club still hasn’t made the move official but it looks like the black and yellows will sign the promising young right back to a 5 year contract. Morey will move to BVB on a free transfer, his contract with Barcelona ends this summer.

Borussia Dortmund’s offense is currently overloaded with all the moves the club has made this summer and it looks like Maximilian Philipp will be the first “casualty”. According to Sportbuzzer the versatile offensive player is close to joining VfL Wolfsburg and has already talked to their new coach Oliver Glasner.

Dortmund don’t necessarily need to sell Philipp but it’s hard to see where he fits into the current BVB-squad. A transfer this offseason seems increasingly likely.

  • Watzke and Zorc talks about Hummels transfer

Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc have talked about the surprise return of Mats Hummels and what they expect from the move.

Watzke told Ruhr Nachrichten how the move makes BVB better and what their goal is for next season:

“We are already looking forward to the new season. We will go into the season with the clear goal, without ifs and buts, to want to play for the German Championship.”

Zorc added, talking to Funke, that it’s definitely not an easy move for the centerback:

“He really wanted it, otherwise he wouldn’t have done it. This is not a simple step. It is another fresh start for him. I like that.”

And Zorc has also talked to Bild about the transfer:

“It was also a courageous, sporting decision by Mats. It shows what kind of character he has and that he wants to do a lot more with us. [...] Mats is not only a seasoned Bundesliga player who brings everything, but he is also a very important leader on and off the pitch.”

  • FIFA Women’s World Cup

England took all 9 points from group D with their third win in a row, a 2:0 over Japan, confirming their status as one of the top teams in the tournament. Joining them in the next round will be Japan, 4 points from three games were enough because Scotland did them a favor in the second game last night drawing Argentina 3:3. The Scots gave away a 3:0 lead to throw away any chance to advance.

The group stage will come to an end today in both remaining groups E and F.

In group E both Canada and the Netherlands will play each other to determine who will finish in first place, both are already qualified for the next round. Cameroon and New Zealand both still have chances to be one of the four third placed teams to advance but either of them will need a victory with 2 plus goals.

Group F has a very similar situation, USA and Sweden will clash to see who finishes in first place and Chile and Thailand duel it out for third place.

  • U21 Euros

Spain needed a late goal from Pablo Fornals in their 2:1 win against Belgium to keep their hopes to advance alive in group A. Dani Olmo gave Spain an early lead but they gave it away with a own goal and were not able to really control Belgium after that. In the end they still secured three points and have a chance to advance in their last game against Poland.

Surprisingly Italy lost to Poland 0:1 after their convincing win against Spain on matchday 1. Poland are now in a great position to advance with 6 points already and Spain coming up. Italy will need to win against Belgium.

The matches continue today with Germany, with Mahmoud Dahoud, playing Serbia and Denmark, with Jacob Bruun Larsen, taking on Austria. Germany look to secure their spot in the next round early with a win against Serbia and Denmark are already under pressure, they need three points because even a draw could not be enough for them.