Borussia Dortmund will have to fill parts of the team by summer at the latest - especially the full-back positions. Apparently black and yellow have two players from Feyenoord Rotterdam in their sights.
In no other position will BVB change so much with regard to the new season as with the full-backs. Nico Schulz no longer plays a role on the left, while Raphael Guerreiro is likely to leave the club on a free transfer when his contract expires. On the right, Thomas Meunier is said to be about to change and Felix Passlack has no future in Dortmund.
It is therefore clear that several new players will be needed for the full-back roles. With Ramy Bensebaini there is already a concrete candidate for these plans (90min reported).
In the Netherlands, the Bundesliga club is now linked with another defender. The portal 1908.nl, which is close to Feyenoord Rotterdam, reports on BVB's interest in Lutsharel Geertruida.
The 22-year-old was born in Rotterdam, is a right-back and has been part of the club since 2012. He has already gone through several youth teams. He is said to be a candidate for the right side. It is said that Borussia has been watching him for a long time. In particular, his performances in the Conference League, where the Eredivisie club made it to the final, are said to have spoken for him.
The fact that Geertruida can also play in central defense or in midfield and can therefore be used flexibly is another advantage of the defender. With his contract expiring in 2024, Dortmund could reduce the transfer fee a bit. After all, the club will not want to lose him on a free transfer the following year. A contract extension is not yet in sight.
However, Sebastian Kehl does not only seem to be observing Geertruida at Rotterdam. Accordingly, Captain Orkun Kökcü has also aroused interest.
Despite being only 21 years old, he is considered an important leader. In addition, with an estimated market value of 27 million euros, he is the most valuable player in the team and therefore also the big figurehead.
For this reason alone, a transfer of the native Dutchman would be much more difficult than with his teammate. So Kökcü would not only be significantly more expensive. With his working paper valid until 2025, Feyenoord does not yet have too much pressure to sell their star player.
This article was originally posted on 90min.com/de as BVB transfers: does Kehl hit twice in Rotterdam? released.