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The Daily Bee (January 23rd, 2019): Are Dortmund about to sign Emre Can?

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Could Can be a good addition for BVB?

Emre Can of Juventus FC looks on before the Coppa Italia... Photo by Marco Canoniero/LightRocket via Getty Images

The DFL are considering to lower the legal age for playing in the Bundesliga. Currently a player needs to either be 18 years old or be able to play for a German U19 team which requires the player to turn at least 17 years old during the season. The new system would only have one requirement, the player has to be 16 years old.

Borussia Dortmund could profit from this change as their current young star Youssoufa Moukoko would be allowed under the new rule to play for the first team when he turns 16 which is on November 16th 2020. With the current system Moukoko would have to wait until the 2021/22 season.

One of BVB’s competitors for the title is about to add even more talent to their squad. According to several reports Leipzig is going to sign Dinamo Zagreb offensive midfielder Dani Olmo for a fee of 30€ million. The fee can reportedly rise to 45€ million thanks to several bonus payments. Borussia Dortmund, among many others, was also rumored to be interested in Olmo, although it’s hard to see where exactly he would fit into the current line-up.

Rumors of a possible transfer from Emre Can to BVB have been going on for weeks and they are not going away. Sky Sport claim Can wants to leave Juventus this winter because of a lack of playing time and Borussia Dortmund are among the candidates who could sign him. The central midfielder would be willing to accept a lower salary to join a new club, he’s current wages are 12€ million per year which would make him BVB’s highest paid player.