Decryption of Borussia Dortmund’s 2022 summer transfer window activities

Decryption of Borussia Dortmund’s 2022 summer transfer window activities

Jul 07, 2022, 6:16 p.m.
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Sebastian Haller joined Dortmund from Ajax (Photo credit: Twitter

Borussia Dortmund set the tone in the 2022 summer transfer window, signing seven players already.

They had previously seen Erling Haaland leave the club for Manchester City. Midfielder Axel Witsel also left as a free agent and joined Atletico Madrid.

Sebastian Haller will now lead Dortmund’s attack after being signed up by Ajax.

We decode their transfer window here.

Karim Adeyemi has joined Red Bull Salzburg

Dortmund have signed 20-year-old striker Karim Adeyemi from Red Bull Salzburg.

He signed a five-year contract at Signal Iduna Park after an impressive 2021-22 campaign.

He was involved in 25 goals in 39 appearances for the Austrian champions.

Adeyemi wanted to join Dortmund as soon as he learned of the club’s interest in him.

Why is this story important?

  • Dortmund are once again trying to build a team that can fight for trophies in the 2022-23 season.
  • A selling club, Dortmund have always sold players for huge profits after minimal investment.
  • They let Haaland join City and by getting Haller it turns out to be a decent capture.
  • Dortmund have covered key areas and the window is not believed to be over for them.

Haller arrives in Dortmund from Ajax

Dortmund signed Haller from Ajax on a four-year deal. The 28-year-old Ivory Coast international joined the German side for 31 million euros.

According to the BBC, the fee could rise to 34.5 million euros.

Haller previously played in the Bundesliga for Eintracht Frankfurt from 2017 to 2019.

For Ajax, he finished with 47 goals in 66 appearances, including 34 last season.

Salih Ozcan joined from Cologne

Borussia Dortmund have also completed the signing of Cologne midfielder Salih Ozcan on a four-year deal until summer 2026.

He should be seen as a similar replacement for Witsel.

The 24-year-old made 31 Bundesliga appearances last season for Cologne.

Overall, he made 95 top-flight appearances for the Billy Goats, scoring two goals and providing five assists.

Dortmund signed Sule from Bayern on a free transfer

Dortmund signed Niklas Sule in February from Bayern Munich on a four-year contract. Sule saw his contract at Bayern come to an end in June and joined as a free agent. It was previously reported that Bayern did not agree to extend the player’s contract.

Haaland left for Man City

Haaland, 21, moved to City after the club activated a £51.2million release clause in his contract.

The deal ended the club’s search for a striker.

The youngster has signed a five-year contract until 2027.

Haaland caused a stir for Borussia Dortmund, scoring 86 goals in 89 games.

Last year, Haaland became the youngest player to reach 20 Champions League goals.

Other players to have joined Dortmund

Dortmund also bought Nico Schlotterbeck from another Bundesliga club, Freiburg. He signed a five-year contract. He made 56 appearances for Freiburg and spent a season on loan with Union Berlin in 2020-21. Dortmund have also signed goalkeepers Alexander Meyer and Marcel Lotka.

Witsel joined Atlético

Veteran Belgian midfielder Axel Witsel has joined Atletico Madrid on a free transfer from Dortmund. Atletico announced the same on Wednesday. The 33-year-old, who has been capped 124 times by Belgium, signed until June 30, 2023 after spending four years in the Bundesliga.

Players who could leave Dortmund

German edition BILD reported that Manuel Akanji was being watched by Inter Milan this summer. His contract is due to expire in 2023.

Right-back Felix Passlack could also leave the club this summer as the club are unwilling to extend his contract.

Reports claim that Newcastle United are considering a move for Thorgan Hazard.

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