|Borussia Dortmund sold Jadon Sancho to Manchester United, how long more before they sell Erling Braut Haaland too? (Photo credit: @blacknyellow)|
I don’t know any other league where a certain team will poach the best defender, the best midfielder and then the manager of a single team in one transfer window; Bayern Munich signed Dayot Upamecano, Marcel Sabitzer and Julian Nagelsman all from RB Leipzig… A tale of the German Bundesliga.
The window slammed shut earlier for the German Bundesliga on Tuesday but nothing extraordinary happened that wasn’t expected.
Club-by-club assessment reveals everything we already knew about the league, always one
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There were a few high profile departures at Bayern Munich, including David Alaba who left for free to join Real Madrid.
Jarvi Martinez and Jerome Boateng as well and Douglas Costa’s loan expired, keeping Robert Lewandowski in the face of interests from Barcelona and Manchester City was a big win.
Elsewhere and that would be Borussia Dortmund, their model is working and on that hill, they will die.
The average age of the talents they brought in this summer is hovering around 20 years and 200 days, Donyell Malen joined from PSV for €30m and that’s where the major spending stops.
The biggest news at the Signal Iduna Park would be the exit of Jadon Sancho to Manchester United for a reported €85m, a deal that was rumoured to be in the pipeline since the very first day the England winger left Manchester City academy.
Lukas Piszczek left after serving for so long for free and Thomas Delaney joined the Spanish champions Atletico Madrid for €6m.
In all the model remains to sign cheap talents, develop them and sell for profits, they really don’t care about the title do they?
Step forward RB Leipzig, Andre Silva and Angelino topped the list of their incomings but how would they survive this season after feeding top dogs Bayern Munich with their best hands?
The club recruits very well but can they get dome grip in their loins and fight to keep their best assets?
How do they compete when they keep selling? While the idea is to make money, which only benefits club owners, how do they reward their fans who keep the faith and spend fortunes on season-long tickets?
Bayer Leverkusen and the likes also show some sparks from time to time but fizzle out especially at the turn of the new year.
Wolfsburg are another team with traditional hot and cold vibes, that’s where it stops and we won’t be surprised by the end of February when Bayern leads with over 20 points.
There might be joy for the smaller clubs in the cup competitions, but we can predict that the Allianz Arena will welcome all the trophies at the end of the day.
And if there’s anything we won’t be surprised to see, it’s a probable headline that goes thus: Erling Braut Haaland joins Bayern for an undisclosed fee.