Good morning, Fear the Wall.
I’m going to keep this brief because we have the DFL Supercup later today, but there are a few stories I’d like to highlight:
More Fans Coming to the Westfalenstadion
Borussia Dortmund have announced that they have received permission to allow an additional 1,500 fans into the Westfalenstadion. If you’ve ever been to the WFS, you’ll know that the atmosphere is one of the best in the world, and it’s all because of the hordes of screaming, chanting, bellowing BVB fans. With each additional fan that’s allowed into the stadium, the atmosphere is gonna get that much closer to its natural state.
Ousmane Dembélé to Join Manchester United?
According to multiple sources including the Spanish outlet AS, Manchester United have reportedly found their Jadon Sancho alternative, and would you look who it is? Ousmane Dembélé, whose career at FC Barcelona has gone less than swimmingly, is set for a move to Manchester United for between €50-60 million. This means that Borussia Dortmund would get an additional €10 million or so due to remaining bonuses from Dembélé’s transfer to Barcelona a few years ago.
This whole thing has worked out pretty well for BVB. They get to keep Sancho, and instead, Manchester United will buy a player and send and additional €10 million to Dortmund in the process. Talk about a Zorc Masterclass!
The Daily Buzz
What are your predictions for the Supercup today?