With U17 world champion Paris Brunner, but still without Jadon Sancho, Borussia Dortmund traveled to the training camp in Marbella on Wednesday. According to media information, the former BVB professional from Manchester United is supposed to strengthen the fifth-placed team in the Bundesliga. Talks about a loan deal for Sancho are in the final phase.
This means that the 23-year-old, who has not played for more than four months, could still travel to Dortmund's training camp, which is scheduled to run until January 9th. The club has not yet confirmed this. After four years at BVB, Sancho moved to Manchester in 2021 for 85 million euros, but was never really happy there. His contract with the Premier League club runs until June 30, 2026.
The reinforcements for coach Edin Terzic, who came under criticism after six games without a win in December, are already there. Former Dortmund professionals Nuri Sahin and Sven Bender will support Terzic as assistant coaches.
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The BVB head coach doesn't have his entire team with him in preparation anyway. Ramy Bensebaini and Sebastien Haller are at the Africa Cup of Nations. The injured Karim Adeyemi, Felix Nmecha and Julian Ryerson have started the trip to Spain and are expected to continue their rehabilitation on site. The trio is not expected to return until February at the earliest.
The squad was increased with some U23 and U19 players as well as the newly crowned junior world champion Brunner. Sports director Sebastian Kehl continues to look at the transfer market due to the thin staffing levels.
With his new coaching team, Terzic wants to create the foundations for a sporting upswing in the second half of the season. BVB will also play two test matches at the Banus Football Center training ground on January 6th against AZ Alkmaar (3:30 p.m.) and on January 9th against Standard Liège (11:00 a.m.). The first Bundesliga game of the year will take place on January 13th at SV Darmstadt 98.