BVB departures shine abroad: Haaland unstoppable at Manchester City

BVB departures shine abroad: Haaland unstoppable at Manchester City

Erling Haaland, Manuel Akanji

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Erling Haaland has been even more dangerous since moving from Dortmund to Manchester City: Akanji and Witsel are also convincing.

Borussia Dortmund not only bought a few new players in the summer, but also sold one or the other player. The most prominent departure was of course Sturm-Maschine Erling Haaland, but other players are also pursuing big goals with their new clubs. We give an overview of how BVB departures are doing.

1. Erling Haaland

The Norwegian goalscorer has shattered any doubts about his suitability for Guardiola football. Haaland is an untameable force of nature and has already scored 14 goals in his first ten games with Manchester City. He also seems to have gotten his injury problems under control. The 22-year-old started phenomenally, there are no two opinions.

2. Manuel Akanji

The centre-back also made moves late in the transfer window Manchester City adopted. Surprisingly, the Swiss was allowed to start twice in the Champions League and also played the full 90 minutes in his Premier League debut against Wolverhampton. Guardiola is very happy with the defender. Whether Akanji can prevail in the long term is uncertain, but so far things are going very well. The small media mud fight that he delivers with BVB does not change that.

3. Marvin Hitz

The experienced keeper has joined FC Basel and is the clear number one there. Although he is only seventh in the table with the top Swiss club, the season is still long and the goalkeeper should be happy to be able to play regularly again.

4. Roman Burki

The 31-year-old has made the leap overseas and joined St. Louis City (USA). However, the veteran only plays irregularly in the MLS and has only played four of the last eleven games. After all, his club won three of the four games with him in goal, four of the remaining seven were lost.

5. Axel Witsel

After a real stalemate in the summer, the Belgian switched to Atlético Madrid. Witsel is a regular there, which is amazing when you think of his tired last season. For the Madrilenians it is neither in the league nor in the Champions League flawless, but Witsel himself can be satisfied.

6. Steffen Tigges

Of course, the center forward has much better cards with the Cologne team thanks to Modeste’s move to BVB. The 24-year-old has recently played more and more but has not yet scored in the Bundesliga. After all, he scored a goal in the Conference League in a 1-1 draw in Nice.

7. Marin Pongracic

The loanee returned only briefly to VfL Wolfsburg and joined Serie A club US Lecce towards the end of the transfer window, much to everyone’s delight. He has completed three 90-minute missions there so far, but has only been on the bench twice.

8. Reinier

The 20-year-old Brazilian returned to Madrid after his Dortmund loan spell but then rejoined Girona FC on loan. Most recently, the attacking youngster fought for a regular place and scored an important goal in the win against Valladoid.

9th Dan-Axel Zagadou

The future of Zagadou is finally resolved. The injury-prone defender signed a contract with VfB Stuttgart during the international break.

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