Getting yourself caught up in one of Barcelona’s transfer sagas is exhausting. There is an endless tug of war between tens of players desperate for the ludicrous bag that Barcelona have somehow found the funds for, only for them to be cast out in six months for the disgusting act of expecting to be paid the amount they agreed upon with the club.
At first it seemed like Thomas Meunier was the leading candidate to become Barcelona’s new right-back, only for reports to suggest they’re looking elsewhere, before Hector Bellerin emerged as their preferred option... But now there are suggestions they might be in the market for two right-backs!
I get it. Sometimes I can’t choose between two expensive purchases myself, neither of which I can afford, and instead I just pick both and ignore the growing spectre of my own bankruptcy.
Who knows whether Thomas Meunier will be a Borussia Dortmund player by the end of the week? I’d assume so, but when it comes to Barcelona, making assumptions that sensible things will happen is generally a fool’s errand.
- Sebastien Kehl discussed Manuel Akanji’s departure, and had only positive things to say about the Swiss defender.
- Several former BVB players are on their way back to the Bundesliga after short stints away from the league, with Abdou Diallo joining RB Leipzig from Paris Saint-Germain, and Julian Weigl leaving Benfica to join Borussia Monchengladbach.
- Speaking of former BVB players, the Premier League saw a debut goal from Newcastle’s new striker Alexander Isak, while Erling Haaland was busy scoring his second consecutive hattrick for Manchester City. Pain.
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Do you think there will be any last minute surprises at Borussia Dortmund, before the transfer window closes?