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 Post subject: Re: Borussia Dortmund: Hipster Paradise
PostPosted: Thu Jul 21, 2016 3:42 pm 
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Borussia Dortmund have re-signed forward Mario Gotze on a four-year deal, subject to a medical.

Gotze, 24, made 83 Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund before joining Bayern Munich in 2013.

The size of the deal is unknown, although reports have suggested it is in the region of £20m.

"I have since his departure in 2013, always hoped that he will one day return to us," Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke told the club website.

Gotze helped Bayern to three Bundesliga titles, as well as scoring Germany's winning goal at the 2014 World Cup.

His move to Bayern for a reported 37m euros (£31.5m) was the most expensive German transfer at the time.


This kid was so highly rated when he went to Bayern he was the next big thing in Europe in the eyes of many people lets just hope that being back at Dortmund he gets his career back on track obviously space in that front 3 for him with Mkhitiryan leaving so in theory he'll just slot straight back in


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Ousamune Dembele, signed from Rennes this summer. One to watch, he's going to be seriously good.

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 Post subject: Re: Borussia Dortmund: Hipster Paradise
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He was a real star in France last season many surprised bigger clubs than Dortmund didn't take him people far more in the know than me say he looked better than Martial did at Monaco and feel he'll become the better player.

In other news they've agreed a deal to sign Andre Schurlle


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Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus has finally passed his driving test – almost two years after being fined over half a million euros for driving without a valid licence.

Reus hit the headlines in November 2014 when it emerged he had been driving for years with a fake Dutch driving licence after police recognised the German international during a routine stop.

Due to his high salary, he was subsequently fined £469,000 (540,000 euros) by a district court in Dortmund.

Reus was forced to sit out this summer's European championships with a groin injury and has instead taken the opportunity to have driving lessons in preparation for his test.

The 27-year-old passed his theory and practical parts of the test on Monday and was scheduled to pick up his brand-new licence on the way to training on Tuesday.

"Yes, it's true that I've passed my driving test. I am pleased that this chapter is now closed," the Borussia Dortmund star told German daily Bild.

Having sat out Borussia's 2-0 defeat at home to Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup on Sunday, Reus is expected to return to Dortmund training soon, but is set to miss their opening German league match at home to Mainz on August 27.


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Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed his father held talks with Manchester City over the summer.

After scoring 39 goals in all competitions last season, there was speculation that Aubameyang would leave Dortmund in the last transfer window.

City were among the clubs to be linked with a move for the forward, along with Real Madrid and Paris St-Germain.

"It's true, there was contact," he told Onze Mondial magazine when asked about City. "My father held talks with the club, but in the end there was nothing concrete.

"I think there was interest [from Real Madrid], but it was more distant so I didn't get too carried away."

The former Saint-Etienne forward also spoke about the interest from PSG, saying they had been in regular contact.

"They're still a big team and I think they'll still be Ligue 1 champions this season. But there are one or two teams who could annoy them," he commented.

"At the end of my first season in the Bundesliga there was contact. And the next summer, too. In fact, almost every year. [PSG] took it poorly, it didn't happen - that's all I can say.

"I don't especially want to return to France immediately. But it's true that PSG have the ambition to win the Champions League, so they could be interested in a player like me."

Aubameyang also sought to clarify previous comments he has made regarding Real Madrid.

"I was asked in an interview: 'What is the club of your dreams?' I replied: 'Real is the club of my heart and I made a promise to my grandfather to play there one day, I hope it will happen.'

"So it's just a target, I still have time. If they want me, they will come."


I think if he scores goals for fun again this season in Bundesliga & Champions League then Real Madrid will be in for him next summer I think they're done with Benzema and they'll ship him out.


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Usain Bolt to train with the club and this aint a joke :lol:

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Usain Bolt to train with the club and this aint a joke :lol:


It is however a clever PR stunt as he's "trained" with Utd before as well.

Without checking my guess is they're either sponsored by Puma or there's some big event coming up in Germany that needs some hype I'm sure some of their players could learn a few things Darren Campbell came into Utd and worked with our players quite a bit seem to recall him doing a lot of work with Ronaldo on how to sustain speed in long sprints which would've helped with those amazing break away goals we used to score.


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Christian Pulisic, Ousmane Dembele(this guy is class) and now 'the next Zlatan' Alexander Isak

a whole lot of potential at this club, but how long will they be able to hold on to them ?

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I thought Guidetti was the next Zlatan? or what about Arnautovic? or all the others who got these silly tags.

He's clearly a highly rated talent had plenty of clubs looking at him and Dortmund have shown they've got a good record of developing talent but they're having a tricky season trying to rebuild after losing 3 big experienced players in the summer.

Think Sweden won one of the recent youth tournaments so sounds like they've got an exciting group coming through.


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It was billed as the dream transfer of one of Europe’s most promising players, yet the details surrounding Ousmane Dembélé’s transfer from French side Rennes to Borussia Dortmund last May has shone some intriguing light on how a multi-million euro industry functions behind the scenes. Featuring warring representatives and a club who have denied exerting pressure on a teenager to turn his back on his long-time advisers, the case has already come before the French Football Federation but remains unsettled, with Dembélé now likely to be called to give evidence in court over a dispute that could be worth up to €3m (£2.6m) in damages.

Ousmane Dembélé: football’s hottest property, if you can convince his mother
Featured in Tuesday’s edition of L’Équipe, the story has also been tracked by the Guardian over the past few months, although it began in 2011, when Badou Sambagué, a former Mali international who grew up in the same block of flats as Dembélé in the Normandy town of Évreux before becoming a lawyer, first took Dembélé to train with the Ligue 1 club Rennes.

Having impressed in the youth ranks, the skilful teenager was hoping to win a call-up to the first team by manager Philippe Montanier, who later joined Nottingham Forest, but found his opportunities limited. Dembélé was then offered the chance to join his boyhood friend Dayot Upamecano at the Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg, while also receiving interest from Manchester City among others. Thus, Sambagué and his associate, registered French agent Martial Kodjia, asked if Dembélé could break his youth-team contract at Rennes only to have their request angrily refused by the club. After much negotiation, Dembélé eventually agreed to accept his first professional contract in September 2015 but only if it included a release clause of €5m. According to L’Équipe, rather than at the club’s headquarters, the deal was signed in a hotel room at the Hotel Balthazar in Rennes because, in Sambagué’s view, he was no longer welcome at the club.

It was against this background that the then 18-year-old embarked on his first season as a professional. In November that year he scored his first senior goal in a 2-2 draw against Bordeaux and followed it up with another just before Christmas in a victory over Guingamp. His performances did not go unnoticed, with Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool, Bayern Munich and Arsenal among the clubs to make contact with Sambagué over Christmas. Borussia Dortmund also made their interest known and opened talks with the French club. “It was at this point that Rennes did everything they could to create a war,” he told the Guardian this week.

Fearing that they could lose their prized asset for just a fraction of his value, Rennes attempted to act. Through Moussa Sissoko, a French agent registered in Mali who also represented two of their other young stars, Sambagué alleges they sought to persuade Dembélé to sign a new contract not containing a release clause and to terminate the relationship between him and Kodjia.

“On 24 February 2016,” wrote L’Équipe, “he sent the following message to relatives: ‘If I do not go through Moussa Sissoko and Marco Lichtsteiner, they will stop the transfer.’” The brother of Juventus defender Stephan, Lichtsteiner is known as an influential agent in Germany who regularly collaborates with Sissoko.

Two days later, Kodjia was sent a letter signed by Dembélé which cancelled the agreement from September. According to Sambagué, this was a result of the undue pressure that had been placed upon the teenager. “Ousmane was very afraid. I tried to convince him not to give in and to stay strong,” he said. Sissoko told the Guardian that the allegations were “completely false”. “His old agent is telling stories,” he said. “I think that if Ousmane left his historical advisers, it was because he thought they were not good enough to manage his career,” Sissoko added to L’Équipe. “Each has its limits, and one must know how to recognise them.”

L’Équipe also alleges that Rennes had offered to pay Dembélé €5m – the value of his release clause – if he agreed to sign a new contract with the club and even to represent him in his future career, a practice that would be illegal under current Fifa rules. Rennes have denied this was the case and in a statement to the Guardian said it was a matter for the two agents in dispute. “The club has no direct involvement in this matter and wishes to remain neutral and impartial,” said the statement.

Despite apparently severing ties with Sambagué and Kodjia, Dembélé stayed in touch with his former advisers and met with Jürgen Klopp, the Liverpool manager, at the end of March. Manchester United also showed an interest in taking the player who had become the youngest in the history of Ligue 1 to reach 10 goals in a season – quicker than both Thierry Henry and Anthony Martial - although by that time his future destination already seemed determined. In June 2007, the Rennes’ owner, François-Henri Pinault, purchased a controlling stake in German sportswear manufacturer Puma, who also happen to be one of Dortmund’s main sponsors having bought shares in the club in 2014. There is no suggestion that Pinault’s influence resulted in Dembélé moving to the German side, but Sambagué believes that Rennes had “closed the door to all of the clubs except Dortmund, who were willing to pay more than the clause”.

Having seen an offer of €8m rejected, Dortmund eventually agreed a €15m fee. But there was to be one more hitch. When he arrived to formalise his transfer, Dembélé was accompanied by Kodjia after signing a new mandate with him the night before, which was designed to reward his long-term advisers for their assistance. Initially, Dortmund refused to go through with the deal and it was only once Dembélé had formalised his five-year contract with the club that Kodjia realised his name had been omitted from the paperwork.

On his return from Germany, Kodjia and Sambagué contacted the FFF’s Commission Fédérale des Agents to register a complaint against Sissoko and Rennes. They are seeking €3m in damages – the commission banked by Sissoko from the deal – and were offered almost half of that in November as a settlement. A further meeting is scheduled for next month, with Kodjia and Sambagué also considering suing Dembélé, who has refused to comment on the case, for breach of contract. The striker, now a full France international who has continued his meteoric rise on the pitch with four goals and seven assists for Dortmund this season, could also be called as the only witness in an attempt to unravel the truth in this very modern transfer tale.


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ah, you beat me to it, was just about to post this.

this guy is the real deal. He certainly reminds me of Martial but is a lot closer to Julian Draxler, in speed and technique

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I've only seen highlights of him never watched him play a full game but he's an exciting talent.

In terms of comparisons Martial reminds me a lot of Anelka in the way he plays he's more direct a straight up goal scorer if you ask me whereas Dembele is more like Henry he's got more trickery and mystery to his game.

Reading that story it sounds like he's had to put up with a lot of off field politics in his time just hope that he's looked after his mate and not shafted him.


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Emre , Dembele , Weigl and isaak .. Bayern Mun8ch future is secure..

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Borussia Dortmund will be without Mario Gotze for the foreseeable future after the discovery of a metabolism disorder.

Gotze, who scored Germany's winner in the 2014 World Cup final victory over Argentina, has struggled with injuries and form since returning to Dortmund from a three-year spell at Bayern Munich, where he was mainly used as a substitute.

Following recent complaints of muscular issues from Gotze, Dortmund announced an internal investigation into possible causes revealed "metabolic disturbances, rendering it absolutely necessary to withdraw him from team training for the time being".

"I am in the process of getting treatment and I will do everything I can to get back into training as quickly as possible to help my team achieve our common goals," Gotze told Dortmund's official website on Monday.

Gotze came back to Dortmund on a four-year deal last summer following his unsuccessful spell at Bayern, where he had been one of Pep Guardiola's first signings at the Allianz Arena.

The 24-year-old has not played at all for Dortmund this month after picking up a leg injury and was dropped for their home Bundesliga win over second-placed RB Leipzig at the start of February because of poor form.

"We are glad to know the reasons for Mario's complaints and we are convinced that after recovering he will give us extra quality with his exceptional abilities," said Dortmund's director of sport Michael Zorc.

"Mario gets the full backing and maximum support from all of us at Borussia Dortmund on his way back."


Hope the doctors can sort him out either solve the problem with surgery or find a way to manage the issue so he can carry on playing.


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