Since center forward Sébastien Haller was diagnosed with a tumor, the list of potential newcomers to Borussia Dortmund has been getting longer and longer. Two new names are now circulating internally at BVB, including that of PSG star Mauro Icardi.
Will center forward Mauro Icardi move from Paris Saint-Germain to Borussia Dortmund? According to “Sky”, this is not an unlikely scenario. At least the Argentine should play a role in the Revierklub’s considerations, the TV station reports.
The eight-time international joined PSG in 2019 from Inter Milan, where he scored 124 competitive goals for the Nerazzurri in six years. In view of the great competition, which was exacerbated last year by the arrival of compatriot Lionel Messi, there is now no more room for the 29-year-old.
“Sky” also reports: Mauro Icardi could certainly imagine a move to BVB. His contract in the French capital runs until 2024.
Does BVB use Hertha BSC?
Another player who has been discussed in the black and yellow in the past few days, according to “Sky”, is Krzysztof Piatek from Hertha BSC. The Pole still has a contract in the capital until 2025, but an early departure should not be ruled out.
Hertha had signed the 27-year-old from AC Milan in January 2020, and he was loaned to Fiorentina in the second half of last season. There he got back on track with six goals in 18 competitive games, after only scoring twelve goals in 56 games in the Bundesliga.
Piatek and Icardi, meanwhile, aren’t the only players recently linked to BVB. Among other things, the Revierklub should also have ex-Wolfsburg Edin Dzeko or Italy’s European champion Andrea Belotti on the list.
BVB boss Watzke collects first ideas – loan targeted
So far, BVB has been extremely cautious as to whether a replacement for Sébastien Haller should be signed in the short term. Borussia wants to wait for the further medical examinations for the time being, the decision should not be made hastily under any circumstances, Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke recently emphasized.
“We shouldn’t always take the second step before the first,” said the BVB boss recently on “Sky”, but also hinted: “Of course it would be negligent and also dishonest not to say that you collect a little more ideas , but definitely not anymore.” Dortmund is expecting a diagnosis this week, and the downtime will largely depend on this.
According to the report, BVB are aiming for a loan deal with a centre-forward if they are actually forced to sign another striker.
For the time being, the failure of the Ivorian will be intercepted internally. Head coach Edin Terzic has several options in Donyell Malen, Youssoufa Moukoko or new signing Karim Adeyemi.