Borussia Dortmund centre-back Ömer Toprak joined Werder Bremen on loan on Sunday. That puts a spotlight on the young Leonardo Balerdi to step up.
Borussia Dortmund announced on Sunday that centre-back Ömer Toprak joins Werder Bremen on loan. The deal includes an obligation to buy which will be triggered by a certain number of games.
Borussia Dortmund defeated 3. Liga team Preußen Münster 4-0 on Saturday. Only players played that did not — or just shortly — featured in Friday’s cup win. One player was not in the squad: Ömer Toprak.
On Wednesday, Ruhr Nachrichten reported that centre-back Ömer Toprak is on the verge of joining Werder Bremen. With the ambition of winning the league and a deep Champions League run, this would be a mistake.
It’s pre-season, so not the time to read too much into single matches. However, there are a few observations we want to share.