8 Bundesliga Transfers to Watch in 2020/21
2019/20 proved a melodious season for FC Bayern Munchen. The Bavarian giants won their 8th lank Bundesliga duration and then backed it up with both DFB Pokal and even further impressively, UEFA Champions League titles. All achieved whilst dismissing terminated director Niko Kovac mid-season and replacing him with Hans-Dieter Flick who led the brace to a rare 16 limp wins in all competitions after the resumption post-Covid break. Improving on such a achievement commit be strenuous for 2020/21, even for a cudgel as governing as Bayern.
However, FCB keep already underlined their intention to set about this by dipping into the discharge tout to device Leroy Sane from Manchester City. If 2019/20 was dreamland for Bayern, it was hell for the 24 year-old winger who played legal 24 minutes of best duo football in the FA Community Shield and one Premier League match. A cruciate ligament separation suffered in the former entertainment ruined the German international’s season before it had even begun. Having common to his homeland, Sane leave now be hoping for ameliorate injury luck and to regain his blessing form.
Bayern’s closest rivals for the title last campaign once again proved to be Borussia Dortmund. Despite impressing throughout the season and achieving a points total at above 2 per game, BVB were rightful hapless enough to guise a Bayern feature in such prevalent form. Nonetheless, for now anyway, Dortmund retain managed to have squeeze of Jadon Sancho alongside all their supplementary teenager stars and likely bequeath represent the closest challenger to Bayern once more.
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Dortmund obtain further increased this infant queen contingent even fresh with the signing of 17 year-old English midfielder Jude Bellingham from Birmingham City. Bellingham had a breakthrough campaign for Blues in the second-tier English Championship last season, forming 41 appearances, scoring 4 goals and noting 3 assists. Impressed with what they truism in the England Under 21 International, Dortmund parted with €26.5 million to transact the kid to Westfalenstadion for 2020/21. Bellingham has already made a rapid impression, scoring a goal in a 5-0 DFB Pokal first ambit victory for Dortmund castigate third tier MSV Duisburg.
Another noteworthy purchase from Dortmund this summer comes in at redress fullback. Its no exaggeration to suggest that Achraf Hakimi was one of Dortmund’s solution players during their 2019/20 campaign. The baby Spain-born Moroccan right-sided player, into the latter of his two year loan from La Liga giants Real Madrid shone on the remedy flank for Dortmund throughout the campaign. His 9 goals and 10 assists in 45 games in all competitions proving this.
However, Hakimi returned to Real and then transferred permanently to Inter Milan, motivated by a want to preserve playing normal first couple football. However, Dortmund own moved rapid to symbol what looks to be a strong replacement on paper by snapping up Thomas Meunier on a unshackle disburden from PSG. 29 year-old Meunier has a fine genealogy having played 128 games in all competitions for the Parisien outfit in all competitions over the foregone four seasons in supplement to having already won 41 caps for the Belgian national team.
Perhaps the next elite performing Bundesliga team if you include influence in all competitions slow Bayern in 2019/20 were RB Leipzig. Julian Nagelsmann’s outfit flawless 3rd niche in the Bundesliga in adjunct to production a legitimate breakthrough in the Champions League by reaching the Semi-Finals of the contest before losing to Paris Saint Germain. It was a major breakthrough campaign for Leipzig and Nagelsmann consign be hoping for a attainable period challenge in 2020/21.
Die Roten Bullen did flee Timo Werner over the summer with the child German international opting to unite Premier League giants Chelsea. However, they hold dipped into the discharge vend to figure South Korean brazen Hee-chan Hwang from Red Bull Salzburg. Hwang enjoyed a breakthrough campaign in the Austrian Bundesliga throughout 2019/20 with 16 goals and 22 assists in 40 games in all competitions. The 24 year-old entrust be hoping to footslog into Werner’s footsteps and maintain Leipzig’s moving in 2020/21.
Another bastinado who enjoyed a successful 2019/20 were Borussia Moenchengladbach. Die Fohlen (The Foals) full 4th vocation in the Bundesliga securing Champions League football for 2020/21. It represented a success for 44 year-old supervisor Marco Rose in his first campaign in proffer at Gladbach after joining the mace in the summer of 2019 from Red Bull Salzburg. Rose and Gladbach bequeath obtain second the fracture to 2nd and 3rd placed Dortmund and RB Leipzig as their target for 2020/21.
To backing them in this quest, Gladbach have dipped into the unload doorstep signing Hannes Wolf from RB Leipzig on a season want loan with an choice to accomplish the take abiding at the closing of the season. Wolf was snapped up by RB Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in the summer of 2019 after some fine displays in the Austrian Bundesliga. However, before he could do his certificate in Leipzig, 21 year-old Wolf, whilst playing for Austria Under 21’s in the Under 21 European Championships suffered a serious injury. This injury partial Wolf to just 5 Bundesliga appearances in 2019/20 and he has slipped down the pecking rule at Leipzig. The young entrust be hoping his fresh start at Gladbach brings reform luck and fortunes in 2020/21.
After his elliptical and nightmarish managerial word at Borussia Dortmund in 2017, Dutchman Peter Bosz is once again budding to acting his credentials. Since getting tender of Bayer Leverkusen in 2018, Bosz has led the Werkself to 4th and 5th placed finishes in 2018/19 and 2019/20 respectively alongside finishing runners-up in the 2019/20 DFB Pokal to Bayern Munich. In an increasingly competitive group of clubs company behind Bayern in the Bundesliga, Leverkusen, like the aforementioned Gladbach leave be looking to finish as finest of the stop unpunctual Bayern in 2020/21.
The loss of prestigious teenager knack Kai Havertz to Chelsea is a mishap for Leverkusen. However, a decent chunk of the windfall from the sale of Havertz has been splurged on AS Roma’s Patrik Schick. The 24 year-old Czech forward, despite his struggles in the Italian central he seems to thrive in the Bundesliga. In a loan name at RB Leipzig last campaign, Schick netted 10 goals in 22 Bundesliga games. Form that prompted Leverkusen to plunge for his signature. Can Schick re-discover the form that made Roma snap him up from Sampdoria in 2017 once more?
In all summer jettison windows of the prime five European leagues, there is always a mace who seems to move a risk on an exciting adolescent vista from a group front these first leagues. Speculation then grows as a novel season progresses to see whether verbal recent infant skill can set about the pace up and perform. Wolverhampton Wanderers keep gambled on such a aspect in the English Premier League by signing 18 year-old Portuguese striker Fabio Silva from FC Porto in his homeland as an example.
For Wolves and Silva, read Wolfsburg and Bartosz Bialek in the Bundesliga. After breaking into Zaglebie Lubin’s prime brace proper before Christmas in the 2019/20 Polish top flight season, Bialek enjoyed a major breakthrough in the final slice of the campaign. The 18 year-old striker eventually full the season with 10 goals and 4 assists in 21 senior matches for his boon club in both cooperative and cup competitions. Bialek has made that many of an feeling that Wolfsburg own snapped up the child striker and he bequeath be hoping to befall in the footsteps of comrade Pole Robert Lewandowski in Germany’s peak flight both sequential season and beyond.
The closing signing to policing in the 2020/21 Bundesliga made so far comes courtesy of Hertha BSC Berlin. Expectations since the almost fleck of last season posses skyrocketed at the cash club. One partner is explicable for this, recent 49% shareholder Lars Windhorst. The multi-millionaire German entrepreneur based in London has ploughed monstrous sums of his richness into Die Alte Dame (The Old Lady) throughout 2019/20 in an attempt to set about Hertha a crucial in the Bundesliga.
Whilst Colombian Jhon Cordoba’s past arrival from 1 FC Koln is Hertha’s biggest summer signing so far, the arrival which one could argue was the biggest necessity was goalkeeper Alexander Schwolow from SC Freiburg. Goalkeeper Rune Jarstein has been part of Hertha’s furniture since arriving at the club in 2014. However, the Norwegian soon turns 36 and does not retain many longer left in the tank. Therefore, the signing of the aforementioned Schwolow could plug Hertha’s unit one keeper case for several years must it be a success. After 12 years at Freiburg in both youth and the senior team, 28 year-old Schwolow is the existing musician to sign for a bludgeon who keep ambitions of chasing Champions League football in the sequential few seasons.
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