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Olivier Giroud apparently shortly before moving to Inter Milan – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith



Hans-Joachim Watzke admitted omissions in connection with transfers at BVB's ordinary general meeting. "We should have signed a number nine. We didn't. It was wrong," the Dortmund boss said.


The picture had previously reported that BVB was looking for another tip in the winter. And that, although coach Favre is known for not being a fan of the classic advancer. Luuk de Jong had to figure it out in Gladbach.


However, the example of Mario Balotelli also shows that Favre knows very well how to successfully install a classic center in the future (43 goals under Favre in Nice). We show you possible candidates that are being speculated.


OLIVIER GIROUD: The French have had a meager 211 minutes for Chelsea this season. "I don't accept that," Giroud said recently. According to the Guardian, Chelsea should be ready to leave the 33-year-old in the winter.


Giroud measures 1.94 meters, is athletic and confident, but is considered limited in football and is not the fastest. He wanted to make the BVB offensive game more variable, the only question being whether Favre could do something about him.


According to Mirror, BVB should keep an eye on Giroud and aim for a transfer in January. The Blues are expected to charge a transfer fee of around 7 million euros. According to the Daily Express, Inter Lyon, Marseille and Montepellier are also interested.


WILLIAN JOSE: The Real Sociedad high striker (1.89 m) is said to be on BVB's watch list, according to a report in the photo. The 27-year-old has scored five times in 13 games this season.


MAXIMILIANO GOMEZ: According to the picture, the striker of FC Valencia should also be on BVB's list. Gomez first moved to Valencia in the summer and established himself as a goalkeeper, so he is asked if he would be released.


MARIO MANDZUKIC: That would be a Balotelli-Nice solution. At Juventus, the Croat was cropped out of Sarri, never played a match, was not even allowed to participate in team training. Mandzukic will probably leave Juve very safe.


The question is – where should I go? Manchester United is a hot candidate, and Sevilla and West Ham United are also interested. Mandzukic seems to prefer a return to FC Bayern, but the German record champions are not trying to do so.


BVB has been associated with the show's world champion in 2018 for the past two summer transfer periods. However, Favre recently told Bild that he had doubts about Mandzukic. The reason he gave was his age (33).


ERLING BRAUT HAALAND: He is the absolute star shot at RB Salzburg. 26 goals in 18 competing matches speaks for itself. The 19-year-old and 1.94 meters tall Norwegian man awaken international wishes.


Already in mid-September, 90min.com reported that BVB Favorit was on a possible commitment. However, Sky recently reported that Haaland is considering an RB internal move to Leipzig.


A winter transfer to BVB is also very unlikely due to the well-known competition. In addition to BVB, FC Bayern, Manchester United, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona are also expected to reach Haaland.


MARIANO DIAZ: Does not play a role under Zidane at Real Madrid, was even in the squad for the royal team. A departure from the Spanish capital is considered very likely. In early September he is said to have canceled Schalke 04.


As reported by the OKDiario portal, BVB will now also consider the attacker's commitment. An alternative is a season-end lending transaction. BVB benefit: The relationship with Real is excellent, as the Hakimi loan has already shown.


DRIES MERTENS: His contract with SSC Napoli expires in the summer, talking about an extension bid because top salaried Mertens had to accept cuts in salary. If there is no deal, …


… according to transfer guru Di Marzio, there are many clubs lined up, including BVB. However, Gazzetta dello Sport recently reported that Mertens had already decided to switch to Inter Milan for free in the summer.


Mertens, who has been with Naples since 2013 and scored 116 times in 297 games, would not be the classic center front that BVB is apparently looking for, anyway, with a height of 1.69 meters.


ODSONNE EDOUARD: 21 years young, 1.87 meters tall, 12 goals in 24 games for Celtic this season. Edouard comes from PSG's youth and has been strong with the Scots for two years (45 goals and 24 assists in 105 games).


As the Guardian reported back in September, BVB will compete for the French along with some Serie A clubs. Sky also claims that the black and yellow Edouard scouted. A change in winter should not be a problem.


STEFFEN TIGGES: 21 years young, 1.95 meters high and the internal solution. Tigges had a strong start to the season on BVB II (6 goals in the first 8 games), but has since struggled with an unrestricted charge and has been aimless for two months.