3 Borussia Dortmund Players PL Clubs Should Target This Summer Including This World Cup Winner

Three Borussia Dortmund players PL clubs should target - All eyes on Schurrle and Gotze.
GELSENKIRCHEN, GERMANY - APRIL 15: (L-R) Mario Goetze and Andre Schuerrle of Dortmund arrive prior to the Bundesliga match between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund at Veltins-Arena on April 15, 2018 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. (Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund are once again expected to undergo a busy transfer window despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic handing them a net loss of €45 million. To make up for the losses, the club is likely to listen to offers for some of their key players. So in this article, we will talk about three Borussia Dortmund players PL clubs should target this summer.

Mahmoud Dahoud

Mahmoud Dahoud is one of the players who has found life difficult at BVB following the arrival of Lucien Favre. The Swiss mastermind has barely been used the ex-Gladbach midfielder, who initially joined the club back in 2017. This season, for example, he has featured in only 556 minutes of league football.

Despite his struggles, Dahoud is still more than capable of plying his trade in the Premier League. In fact, he is among one of the most gifted midfielders in the BVB squad right now, boasting immense technical prowess that combines well with his tenacity and offensive capabilities.

Dahoud’s chance creation and technical abilities make him quite similar to Arsenal’s Dani Ceballos. The German can be an ideal signing for clubs like Everton or even West Ham United as they look for creative reinforcements in the summer.

Three Borussia Dortmund players PL clubs should target - Dahoud has found life difficult at BVB.
DORTMUND, GERMANY – FEBRUARY 14: Mahmoud Dahoud of Dortmund controls the ball during the Bundesliga match between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt at Signal Iduna Park on February 14, 2020, in Dortmund, Germany. (Photo by Jörg Schüler/Bongarts/Getty Images)

Mario Gotze

Mario Gotze would not technically be a Borussia Dortmund player this summer because the club chose to deny a contract extension and for obvious reasons as the German international has really struggled in his second spell in the Ruhrpott.

Under Favre, Gotze was often frozen out of the starting eleven. As a result, he featured in 514 minutes of league football this past season, even less than Dahoud.

What makes Gotze such an appealing target for Premier League clubs is that he is available for free this summer. Also, the playmaker has a bunch of experience at the highest level of football and has won a lot of silverware throughout his footballing career.

Arsenal, for one, could certainly use someone like him in their ranks considering the downfall of his compatriot, Ozil. Even Manchester United should consider signing Gotze as a potential alternative to Bruno Fernandes while at Liverpool, the midfielder will get the opportunity to reunite with his former boss, Jurgen Klopp.

Andre Schurrle

Andre Schurrle is undoubtedly not one of Germany’s best attackers anymore. He has a gone through a massive downfall over the past couple of years, especially since joining Borussia Dortmund in 2016. The attacker has returned to BVB in the summer, from his loan spell at Spartak Moscow. And recently, his contract has been terminated by the club.

Although the German has made minimal impact in the Russian Premier League, he often tends to impress in English football, where his direct style of football is ideally suited. It was evident in his performances at Chelsea and Fulham, where he spent the 2018/19 campaign on loan, scoring six goals in 24 matches.

Schurrle could be an exciting option for clubs like Crystal Palace, Brighton & Hove Albion or even Leeds United, who are on the verge of returning to the Premier League next season. His lucid attacking style, as well as sheer commitment and determination, should make him a tailor-made fit for Marcelo Bielsa’s tactical philosophy at Elland Road.

Jack O’Brien

A 22 y/o football nerd seeking my way into football writing. I love Irish football and also the Premier League. A huge Arsenal fan! Aside from writing, I like to spend my time fishing and drinking beer.