Good Morning Fear the Wall
Lets be honest, no one is talking about anything other than the Sule news, so trying to eke out some other stories for the Daily Bee today would be a waste of time. Instead, lets recap some of what has been revealed since Borussia Dortmund officially announced the agreement with Niklas Sule, to join the club in the summer.
What has been made clear is that part of the reason for Sule choosing BVB is that he felt genuinely wanted by the club brass.
"In Dortmund, Süle will finally receive the appreciation (including, but not limited to, money) that he missed in Munich. He is to become a clear leader and, [...] will not break the Dortmund salary structure."— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) February 7, 2022
Clearly he felt underappreciated by Bayern Munich, and the allure of BVB was the opportunity to play for a team where he would be a focal point. So much so, it seems that BVB got a bit of a bargain! Sule is signing a four year contract and is earning a little under €10m a year.
Dortmund continues to plan in defence. Zagadou's contract expires in the summer and Manuel Akanji's in 2023. According to SPORT1, BVB wants to extend the latter's contract. However, the Swiss is still hesitating.#BVB— BVB Newsblog (@bvbnewsblog) February 7, 2022
The more that is revealed about this deal, the better it looks. Sule is a cracking player and Dortmund seem to have got someone that really wants to play for the club at a decent price. The increasing likelihood that Manuel Akanji is on his way out is obviously a real shame, but if they fetch a decent fee for him, BVB could end up with a significantly stronger defense going into next season.
Finally, the funniest part of all this is the fact that Bayern Munich learned about Niklas Sule’s decision to join Borussia Dortmund on the same day as the rest of us!
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If Manuel Akanji leaves, who would you like to partner Niklas Sule next season?