BVB | Confusion about Manuel Akanji: Conversations not over?

Bad news for the BVB? According to “picture” information, the farewell of defender Manuel Akanji is only a question of a few months. Another attempt by the Dortmund, the Swiss still to hold, should be failed. In the home of the center-back you contradict this presentation.

Already in a first round of negotiation Akanji and the BVB had not been able to agree on an extension of the 2023 expiring contract. The “picture” now reports that the Dortmund has increased its offer again – but that without success.

According to the report, the defender also refused the second, improved offer of black-yellow. In the summer, the paths of Borussia and the 26-year-old will most likely separate the ways of the Borussia and the 26-year-old after four and a half years, because a release-free departure in 2023 can and does not want to afford the BVB.

Whether it is really, information of the Swiss “look” is still not sure. There is talk of ongoing talks between club and player. From the consultant team, the newspaper was assured that there is no decision yet.

It is clear: A transfer this summer would fill the cash registers of black-yellow. “Image” speculates from a transfer of around 30 million euros. With Manchester United a club should already have signaled interest that has the necessary change.

Does the BVB bring his desired candidate?

With revenue, BVB wants to finance the successor Akanji. Top candidate should continue to be Nico Schlotterbeck from the SC Freiburg. However, with some well-known clubs, it is on the list, his next employer can choose more or less freely. How well the chances of Dortmund can only be speculated.


Completely unprepared, BVB does not say goodbye to Akanji. For months, the Swiss will be associated with a change. It is considered an open secret that he would like to continue his career in the Premier League.

In the winter of 2018, the central defender switched for a transfer of just over 20 million euros from FC Basel to Dortmunder Borussia. For the BVB, he has since been in 112 Bundesliga and 24 European Cup games on the court.