Borussia Dortmund’s resurgence has reinvigorated the club a bit and now it appears that there is a full-on arms race building between the league leaders and Bayern Munich.
While we are still in the midst of crazy season for rumors, SportBild captured a list of players that the Black and Yellows are scoping and it is a very talented and very German group. Specifically, Borussia Dortmund is targeting three domestic talents in hopes of providing better balance to its squad.
BVB is allegedly looking for some local flair in the form of RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner, Werder Bremen’s Maximilian Eggestein, and FC Augsburg’s Philipp Max.
SPORT BILD knows: Now Dortmund is looking for German stars! The focus is on striker Timo Werner (22) of RB Leipzig, midfielder Maximilian Eggestein (22) of Werder Bremen and left-back Philipp Max (25) of FC Augsburg.
With Marco Reus as the lone Germany international on the roster, Dortmund seems to want to be in a position to increase that number. It is not just the players listed above as being potentially on the move to BVB either. Dortmund has also been heavily linked to Borussia Monchengladbach’s Thorgan Hazard.
Bayern, however, is not just sitting idly by as Dortmund seeks to bolster its already strong roster. The Bavarians have officially signed Hamburger SV’s Jann-Fiete Arp and seemingly have a deal in place for VfB Stuttgart’s Benjamin Pavard, but are also reportedly in the mix for other young talents like Werner and Eintracht Frankfurt’s Luka Jovic. In addition, Bayern has been linked to international talents like Ajax’s Matthijs de Ligt, and Atletico Madrid’s Lucas Hernandez. As of now, the only player listed as a target of both teams is Werner, who could fill an important role for both clubs.
The overall picture of player movement, however, would seem to bolster the outside opinion that the Bundesliga is always a two-horse race. Realistically, though, it is not conceivable at this stage that all, or even most of those players, will land with Bayern or Dortmund this summer. It does seem, however, as if both clubs are keen on making an effort to ensure that they can load up on talent in hopes of having the proper arsenal to do battle for the coming years.
Let the (transfer) games begin!