In Niklas Süle from FC Bayern, Borussia Dortmund has fished a new cornerstone in the internal defense for the coming years. Manuel Akanji, who has long since the BVB has this status, could change in summer. The black and yellow must continue to fight for the defense man, as the designated Niklass director Sebastian Kehl confirmed now.

Defender Manuel Akanji has developed at Borussia Dortmund to the leadership player. In a sometimes shaky defensive, the 26-year-old was usually one of the bright spotlights.

The services shown are naturally not escaped the competition, so that speculation has been starting for several weeks, the Swiss could leave the BVB in summer. Especially the English Premier League is called again and again as a possible destination of the legal foot.

Since Akanji is contractually bound by the area of ​​revier only until 2023, the upcoming transfer phase becomes crucial: If the central defender is deciding against a whereabouts in Dortmund, a change after the current season for Borussia is the only way to achieve a market-appropriate transfer fee.

Akanji Lenten First BVB offer – BVB wants “convincing”

The BVB has great interest in issuing a new working paper 38 times a national player. According to the “picture”, the runner-up is also ready to raise the current annual salary properly. A first offer over a year salary of eight million euros is to have rejected Akanji a few weeks ago.

License Player Manager Sebastian Kehl confirmed opposite the boulevard sheet that is still abundant persuasion: “Manuel is a very important player for us. He has shown strong achievements, and of course we try to convince him to extend with us.”

From which offer Akanji is ready for the signature, Kehl left open. According to “picture”, he presents a salary of ten million euros. So he would finally rise to the borus of the top earners at Borussia.

The past three Bundesliga games missed Manuel Akanji due to injury. He is currently working on his comeback.