Last year, Manuel Akanji has developed in Borussia Dortmund in an otherwise rather shaky defense to the most stable defender. After the obligation of Niklas SELE from FC Bayern, however, the air will be thinner for the Swiss. Suitable for this purpose, the 26-year-old will have recently exploited an offer of the BVB for the contract extension. The black and yellow would have the defensive player probably.
In mid-January, Manuel Akanji celebrated his four-year anniversary at BVB. In the spring of 2018, the Swiss Eidosse was changed with huge advanced laurels from FC Basel to Westphalia, about 21 million euros, the Dortmund had the defense man at that time.
The rarely spectacularly playing, but mostly reliable defensive actor has since developed a good reputation in Dortmund. There hardly surprises that the BVB officers like to extend akanji, whose working paper 2023 expires – or wanted. Because after the spectacular transfer of Niklas SELE, the blankness has changed.
Shortly before the Deal’s disease, the journalist Manuel Veth, who, inter alia, writes for the “Forbes” magazine, reported problems in discussions between Akanji and the BVB. Accordingly, Swiss national player rejected the first offer of black and yellow.
Does the BVB collect 30 million euros for Akanji?
According to “BVB Akanji Image”, Akanji was offered a new three-year contract that would be valid until 2026. Every year, the central defender could have spread about seven million euros – apparently not enough for the experienced legal foot.
Since the BVB media reports continued to be plans with Routinier Mats Hummels and Dan-Axel Zagadou, which is also to be extended, Akanji could threaten a crash in the team-internal hierarchy. With Siey, a suitable successor would be on board.
According to “WAZ”, the BVB Akanji would therefore also “put in no stones”. The newspaper brings a possible transfer fee of around 30 million euros into play.
However, concrete rumors about interested clubs are not available at Akanji so far. Until the summer, however, there can still be a lot.