Has the Bundesliga become a one team league?

Written by Ethan

So we are in the midst of a very interesting transfer window at the moment and we are all excited by some of the signings that teams have made so far. But with Ilkay Gündogan leaving Borussia Dortmund could that spark the exodus of a once Bundesliga winning giant?

Bayern Munich have already acquired the signing of the young 18 year old Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanchez for a fee of €35 million. But that was all sealed and done before Bayern’s closest competitor’s this season Borussia Dortmund waved goodbye to there Central Midfielder Ilkay Gündogan who left for Man City for a fee of around £21 million. And with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang being linked with the blue side of Manchester and also there creative midfielder Henrikh Mhkitaryian being linked with Jose Mourinho and Man United, will this cause a downfall in there title chances against the Bavarian giants next season?


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Of course we are aware that these two players haven’t left Borussia Dortmund yet, but with ongoing speculation it seems as if it’s going to become reality that the club will have a battle on its hands to keep hold of there main players.

But of course we can’t rely on Botussia Dortmund to be the team trying to chase down Bayern Munich. We should also look at there other so called ‘big teams’ like Schalke, Wolfsburg and Bayer Leverkusen who only two seasons ago had massively improved campaigns. But the following season (last season) nothing really went right for any of those three teams with Wolfsburg struggling to finish in the top half of the table and Leverkusen and Schalke not accumulating enough points before Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich turned the league into a two horse race just after the winter break.

So my point is if all these big players do leave this summer then will it just see Bayern Munich already have one hand on the league title? With there quality of players that they have at the club and also with there new manager Carlo Ancelotti coming in we all know that they will be the pundits and most of the medias favourites to win the league unless another team can surprise us and throw a spanner in the works.


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Of course I could be proved 100% wrong here and maybe the Bundesliga might have a Leicester moment where a small team might completely overcome the odds and win the league. Teams that would be capable of this would be Borussia Monchengladbach who had a very impressive season and also Hertha Berlin who qualified for Europe’s elite. But I suppose we will all have to wait and see.

And I’m not all against the German league saying it’s poor and a one team league but I’m just writing this article on my worries that if things keep heading the way there heading then we might just see all of this happen. But in all my heart I really don’t want to see any of this happen as I really do enjoy watching the Bundesliga because of it’s atmosphere at grounds and also the players that play for the teams are all very talented and joys to watch. So with this 2016/17 season approaching rapidly, in a way I hope that Dortmund don’t loose any more of there big named players and maybe go on and win the league from there.

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