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Borussia Dortmund having been especially busy in the January transfer window, but there have been some moves to talk about. The latest is a loan for BVB’s 20-year-old winger, Ansgar Knauff. Knauff is heading to Bundesliga side Eintracht Frankfurt until 2023, with a possibility of a permanent move later down the line.
There is no option to buy for Frankfurt, however BVB was willing to include one but both teams couldn't agree to a fee yet.— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) January 20, 2022
At the end of his loan-spell the deal could still be made permanent as Knauff will only have 1 year left on his contract.#BVB
Knauff has only featured in a handful of games so far this season, for a total of 141 minutes in all competitions, so a move away from Dortmund is a good opportunity for him to get some more minutes, to aid his development.
I must admit, however, that I’m a little surprised that there were discussions of a permanent move, and that this might be a possibility in the future. A loan is a good chance for Knauff to develop further, but I would have hoped we would try and retain him for the future, because he’s impressed in the limited minutes he has had for the club.
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What are your thoughts on Knauff’s loan to Frankfurt, and the possibility of a permanent move in the future?