The rumours about Kevin Kampl joining his former coach/mentor Roger Schmidt in Leverkusen were confirmed earlier today, when both clubs involved announced the agreement. According to multiple reports, BVB will get 11 million € for Kampl, who had only joined the club in the winter window. He never emerged as the kind of player the club had hoped to get into the squad, playing in 14 Bundesliga games without registering on the score sheet. Under new BVB coach Thomas Tuchel, Kampl appeared in three games with the single start coming in the first leg of the playoff tie at Odds BK.
In a perhaps a bit more surprising move, Borussia Dortmund have also sold promising all-rounder Jeremy Dudziak today. The Germany U20 international joins the Hamburg side on a contract until 2018. In the announcement, BVB made it known that the club does have a buyback option and “will monitor his progress closely”. The writing for Dudziak was on the wall when Tuchel spoke about him during his pre-match presser before the return leg against Odds BK on Wednesday:
“I’m not sure he’s a left back. He’s more of an offensive player to me, because he likes to dribble, taking on players. His personality matches an offensive minded player, too.
He’s quite a ways behind players like Mkhitaryan, Reus, Kagawa or Hofmann.”
Thomas Tuchel on Jeremy Dudziak
According to multiple reports, Borussia isn’t done doing business in the last days of this summer’s transfer window. Be sure to follow this space for all the updates on those deals as they are completed.