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The Daily Bee (January 14th, 2019): BVB chasing talents

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Marash Kumbulla and Isaac Lihadji on BVB’s radar

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  • BVB looking for young talents

Borussia Dortmund continue to chase young talented players and two new players have been linked to BVB.

The first is French winger Isaac Lihadji from Olympique Marseille. The 17-year-old winger has broken of contract talks with his current clubs and will be available on a free transfer this summer. According to GetFootballNewsFrance, Borussia Dortmund is one of the interested clubs with Barcelona, Arsenal and AS Monaco also mentioned. However, the favorite seems to be OSC Lille.

The second player on BVB’s radar is Marash Kumbulla. According to Sky Italia, the 19-year-old centerback from Hellas Verona is a candidate for Borussia Dortmund this summer. The young defender has impressed so far in his first season in the Serie A and BVB have had some problems on defense this season. Adding another central defender could be a good idea for Dortmund, especially if Lucien Favre sticks with the three-man backline.

Deloitte has once again published their report in which they list and analyze the European clubs with the highest revenue. Barcelona top the list for the first time. Borussia Dortmund has made the list and is in 13th place behind Arsenal and just in front of Atletico Madrid.

Two other Bundesliga teams have made the list, Bayern Munich (4th place) and Schalke 04 (15th). The difference between BVB and Bayern is a staggering 283€ million which kind of tells the story why the Bavarians have been so dominant in the Bundesliga.

It should be noted that the report does not include the revenue from player sales which would probably move up BVB a few spots.

  • Reyna part of the first team

Gio Reyna will be a part of the first team going forward. The young American has been one of the best players in Dortmund’s youth teams and has already made the matchday squad a few times. From now on he will be a full part of the first team, however it is still possible that he will play some games with the U19.