Hans-Joachim Watzke (62) spoke about Karim Adeyemi in “19:09 – The yellow and black speech”. of the BVB-The boss made it clear that he did not want to give the 20-year-old Red Bull Salzburg an option for an early departure in the contract. “If he came, we would try to do it without an exit clause,” Watzke said at the “Ruhr News” and Radio 91.2 event.
According to information from SPORT BILD and BILD, it is only a matter of form that the transfer will soon take place. Both clubs have agreed on a compensation of around 35 million euros.
Adeyemi, who has a contract with Salzburg until 2024, has signed for five years and is expected to earn around five million euros gross in the future.
After Bayern’s Niklas Süle (26) and Freiburg’s Nico Schlotterbeck (22), Adeymi is the third German international to join BVB.
Watzke defensively formulated at “19:09 – the yellow and black speech”: “I think the player more or less gave the feeling of wanting to go to the BVB. We have to manage him somehow.”
When it comes to Erling Haaland, whom BVB grants an early start this summer with an exit clause, Watzke was also pretty relaxed. “The decisive thing is: it will go on”, said the managing director of BVB: “If Borussia Dortmund can do one thing, then it is to find the next one. A team always makes more than one player.”
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Watzke has left open the question of whether Marco Reus and Mats Hummels will continue to be part of the team after next season. The BVB captain and the Westphalian defense chief each have a contract until 30 June 2023. “If a player is well over 30, you have to see how long he can still give his best”, he said. said Watzke.
Reus will turn 33 on May 31, Hummels 34 in mid-December. “We will wait and see, it cannot be predicted. Next season we will talk and look each other straight in the eye. Both players have high merits. The trust is 100 percent,” said Watzke.