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Julian Brandt Will not Join Arsenal
It feels like we’ve provided a million updates on this story, but it looks like this will definitively be the final one. Rumors have been swirling around for weeks that Arsenal have been pursuing Borussia Dortmund midfielder Julian Brandt. that According to a report by Sky Germany, who are usually trustworthy when reporting on transfer rumors, there is no truth to these rumors. The report also downplayed any rumors that Julian Brandt may join Arsenal on loan. They seem abundantly clear that Brandt will remain in Dortmund for the rest of the season.
It’s no secret that Julian Brandt has struggled with BVB this season. He only has a single assist in all competitions. We know that he can produce, however. Now that Axel Witsel is injured, BVB will need all they help they can get in midfield. Julian Brandt will need to fill that role, for better or worse.
Luka Jovic Returns to Eintracht Frankfurt
This is very exciting news. Luka Jovic was one of the best players in the entire Bundesliga when Real Madrid purchased him for €65 million, with 17 goals and five assists in the league in his final season with Frankfurt. His career with Real Madrid was disappointing. He was a perennial benchwarmer, only receiving 410 minutes over 17 appearances in La Liga in his first season. His lack of usage continued after the start of the 2020-21 season. Jovic reportedly grew frustrated with his lack of minutes, and began demanding a transfer. He’s finally got his wish, as Real Madrid have announced that they will loan Jovic back to Frankfurt for the rest of the season.
Eintracht Frankfurt have done unreal business with Luka Jovic pic.twitter.com/x6MYAZaE8M— B/R Football (@brfootball) January 14, 2021
Jovic returning to the Bundesliga is fantastic news. The dynamic trio of Ante Rebic, Sebastien Haller, and Jovic made Frankfurt a joy to watch, and Jovic was arguably the best of the bunch. Eintracht Frankfurt sit at ninth place in the Bundesliga, but are only four points behind Borussia Dortmund. The right offensive jolt could be enough to push them towards the top four, and Jovic may provide exactly that.
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While Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, and RB Leipzig look like locks for the top three, which other clubs do you think will compete for the fourth Champions League spot? Do you think Eintracht Frankfurt have a shot?