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As I’m sure you know, Marco Rose will be the next Borussia Dortmund manager, taking over in the summer. The news has obviously been dominated by this appointment. But elsewhere in the Bundesliga, the big news is that David Alaba has now confirmed that he will be leaving Bayern Munich at the end of the season, after 13 years with the club.
️ @David_Alaba: "I have made the decision to leave #FCBayern at the end of this season and try something new. It obviously wasn't an easy decision - I've been here for 13 years and the club means a lot to me."#MiaSanMia pic.twitter.com/XJXIkSvYzb— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) February 16, 2021
He hasn’t revealed where he is off to next, but the speculation suggests it will be Real Madrid.
David Alaba's next club will be Real Madrid. The Austrian defender will sign a 4-year-contract with the Spanish champions worth €10m net per season [@DiMarzio] pic.twitter.com/hsBy95oFTs— Sextuple winners (@iMiaSanMia) February 16, 2021
Terzic’s Future at the Club
With Marco Rose confirmed as the next BVB manager, this leaves questions about Edin Terzic’s role at the club. However, reports suggest that Terzic still has a role at the club, if he wants it.
Edin #Terzic does not have to look for a new club. Borussia #Dortmund would like to keep him as an assistant to Marco #Rose, who will sign a three-year contract.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) February 15, 2021
( ) | @SZ via @DasDoHD #BVB pic.twitter.com/X6TXDVB4XX
It’s a difficult position to put Edin Terzic in. How can he go from head coach back to his former role with the club? Even as an interim head coach, it still feels like a demotion. If Terzic chooses to leave and pursue a career as head coach elsewhere, I would completely understand.
Real Madrid Seeking a Swap Deal for Haaland
It’s no secret that just about every big club in the world would like to sign Erling Haaland. Reports have speculated that Chelsea, Man City, and Real Madrid will battle it out this summer, but there is nothing concrete, and it’s unlikely that BVB will be in a rush to let their star striker go.
However, if this ABC Deportes report is anything to go by, Real Madrid may be prepared to make an offer that benefits both sides. The veracity of the report is questionable, but they claim that Real Madrid are prepared to make an offer of around €90m plus either Luka Jovic or Mariano Diaz in a swap deal.
Real Madrid have decided to sign Erling #Haaland this summer. His price is set at €90M and around €20M of bonuses. Madrid will try to include Luka Jovic or Mariano Diaz in the deal.#RMC #BVB— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) February 14, 2021
( ) | @ABCDeportes via @theMadridZone pic.twitter.com/3qciRq7jAu
While no one wants to see Haaland leave, it’s a real possibility that it might happen, especially if BVB fail to qualify for the Champions League. If Real Madrid offer almost €100m AND Luka Jovic? Sign me up right now. Jovic isn’t Haaland, but he’s a tremendous talent, and I could definitely see him succeeding at Borussia Dortmund. That leaves a whole stack of cash to fix other gaps in the squad.
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What is your view of the Real Madrid offer? Would you take it?