I look into the first few weeks of the transfer market in Germany and what has it had to offer.
Bayern Munich have started the summer transfer as usual by signing players from teams in their own league. They’ve picked up Niklas Sule for €20m and Sebastian Rudy on a free from Hoffeinhem. Great signings considering they were two of the key pieces of Julian Nagelsmann’s side that finished 4th. They’ve snapped up ex-Arsenal player Serge Gnabry for €8.5m from Werder Bremen. They’ve also made Coman’s loan into a permanent deal. Their main signing so far is Corentin Tolisso from Lyon, paying an estimated €41.5m for him.
Borussia Dortmund have changed their manager from Thomas Tuchel to Peter Bosz (ex- Ajax manager). Dortmund have gone about their business in typical fashion, signing a balance of established players and players with a lot of potential. In the Bundesliga they picked up Omer Toprak (from Bayern Leverkusen) for €12m. Mohamoud Dahoud (Borussia Monchengladbach) also for €12m. Their final Bundesliga signing and their most expensive was Maximilian Philipp from Freiburg for a total fee of €20m. They went to PSG to sign hot property Dan-Axel Zagadou on a free transfer. The 18 year old is considered to be one of the best right backs in the world in his age group.
R.Leipzig with Champions League next year have gone out and signed some reinforcements. Two Swiss goalkeepers in the shape of Phillip Kohn(free) and Yvon Mvogo(€5m) as well as Ibrahim Kanoute from Ligue 2 side Sochaux. Their main signing is Bruma for €15m from Galatasaray. Frankfurt signings that jump out at me is the Mexican international Carlos Salcedo on loan and the goalscoring Haller from Utrecht for €7m. Wolsburg snap up John Brooks for around €17m. Werder Bremen sign Ludwig Augustinsson (once linked with Liverpool) for a mere €4.5m. Hertha have signed David Selke for €8m and Australian international Matthew Leckie for €3m. Stuttgart’s main signing so far is Orel Mangala from Anderlecht for the little amount of €1.8m. Hoffeinhem are yet to spend big too, signing a free player in the form of Florian Grillitsch and Justin Hoogma for €2m. Koln’s only signing so far is promising youngster Jannes Horn for €7m. Borussia Monchengladbach have spent their money on 3 different players with the two standouts being Denis Zakaria (Young Boys) for €12m and Vincenzo Grifo (Freiburg) for €6m.
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