Dortmund will have to make a decision about their situation at right back for the next season. Achraf Hakimi might be on his way back to Madrid, Mateu Morey is a young talent but unproven at the highest level and Lukasz Piszczek has an expiring contract.
The Polish right back has now confirmed that he would like to stay another year and that there are ongoing discussions with the club:
”It is difficult to say at the moment, we are having discussions and I think I will know more at the end of January or the beginning of February. I would like to stay another year, but if the club sees it differently, I have to accept it.”
Michael Zorc will need to find the right back of the future this summer but keeping Piszczek around for another year might be a good idea.
A few weeks ago news broke about a lawsuit from the Ukrainian “Specialized Childhood-Youth School of Football Olympic Reserve Yunist”, a youth club of former BVB-player Andrey Yarmolenko. The club claimed they never received a payment of 301.578,95€ which was agreed upon as part of their compensation.
FIFA has now largely dismissed the lawsuit against Borussia Dortmund. BVB was, however, ordered to pay Yunist an amount of EUR 136,500. BVB will be reimbursed by Dynamo Kiev, both clubs agreed in 2017 as part of the transfer that the Ukrainian club would handle the payments to all of Yarmolenko’s youth clubs.
Jacob Bruun Larsen’s move to Eintracht Frankfurt is closer but both clubs have varying views about the transfer. According to kicker and Danish outlet Ekstrabladet, Borussia Dortmund would prefer to sell the young winger while Frankfurt would rather get him on loan possibly with an option to buy. The clubs still have time until January 31st to get a transfer done.
- Augsburg vs BVB
The Bundesliga is back! Schalke 04 will host Borussia Mönchengladbach to kick of the second half of the season today. Borussia Dortmund will start the Rückrunde against FC Augsburg tomorrow and it will be interesting to see how Lucien Favre will line-up his team.
BVB will probably stick with the 3-4-3 and with a front three of Hazard-Reus-Sancho which would mean new striker Erling Haaland will start on the bench. Lucien Favre confirmed during yesterday’s press conference that Gio Reyna will be in the matchday squad and Michael Zorc praised the young American.
Dortmund's sporting director confirms Giovanni Reyna will be in the squad for Saturday’s trip to Augsburg (9am ET on @FS1). pic.twitter.com/qLyoj3lQnt— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) January 16, 2020