FC Bayern have been associated with Nico Schlotterbeck’s efforts several times in recent months. However, the 22-year-old central defender decided not to move to Monaco and Borussia Dortmund. As is well known, Bayern offered the young DFB a significantly higher salary.
With the signing of Nico Schlotterbeck this week, Borussia Dortmund have already signed their second new signing for next season. The defender will form BVB’s new center-back pair with Niklas Süle, who is still an FCB player.
As reported by “BILD”, shortly before the announcement of the transfer, Bayern once again tried a last-minute approach to the Freiburg professional to persuade him to move to Isar. However, Schlotterbeck refused with thanks, even though he would have earned a lot more in Munich.
Kehl confirms: “This is not the best offer economically at all”
As reported by football boss “BILD” Christian Falk in his podcast “Bayer Insider”, the record champions offered the young defender an annual salary of € 6.5 million. As a result, Schlotterbeck could have earned nearly two million euros more on Säbener Straße than Dortmund, which would have amounted to a proud sum of ten million euros ahead of his 5-year contract.
BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl has effectively confirmed the “BILD” relationship. As part of the commitment, the 42-year-old stressed that Schlotterbeck “has by no means opted for the economically best offer”. Of course, Kehl didn’t mention specific names.
Schlotterbeck keeps its word
According to consistent media reports, the German international was quite open to moving to Bayern. However, the Monaco team didn’t make an effort to get the player like BVB did. The lucrative last-minute offer came too late, not least because Schlotterbeck did not want to break Dortmund’s word, as there was already a verbal agreement between the club and the player.