Amid Borussia Dortmund’s concern about the possibility of the departure of the glowing Norwegian duo Erling Haaland and Englishman Judd Blingham, Union will host Berlin next Sunday, in the fifth stage of the German Football League, aspiring to consolidate its winning streak to four games in a row, including its recent victory over Besiktas of Turkey 2- 1, in the Champions League, in which Bellingham emerged remarkably.
Dortmund coach Marco Rose confirmed that he would “do the impossible to keep Blingham and Halland” in the German club, after the interest of many European clubs, especially after they formed a wonderful duo.
Dortmund is currently in third place in the “Bundesliga” standings and has 9 points, and it will undoubtedly aspire to tighten the screws more and more on leaders Wolfsburg (12), and Bayern Munich II (10), waiting for any “slip” from one of them to approach them.
The England midfielder reached the age of 18 only last June, and he was the star of Dortmund’s opening match in the Champions League by scoring the opening goal and passing the goal ball scored by his colleague Halland, who has scored 21 goals in 17 matches in the continental competition “The Mother”.
Haaland’s contract expires in 2024, a year before Bellingham’s contract expires, but they have become the target of major European clubs, leaving Rose under a barrage of questions about their fate.
The coach of the black and yellow team replied, “They are both players with Dortmund, and anything else is only in the framework of rumours.”
And he added, “I will do everything to ensure that they stay with us,” only silence when asked about the possibility of signing two new contracts with them.
Haaland scored 66 goals in 66 games with Dortmund, and has a penalty clause in his contract that becomes effective from next year, enabling him to leave for 75 million euros.
And the specialized newspaper “Bild” indicated that Dortmund put Chelsea striker Timo Werner at the top of his priorities, as a possible replacement for Haaland in the event of his departure.
Wolfsburg is looking to maintain the gains of the first four stages in which it won the full mark, when it hosts Eintracht Frankfurt “on Sunday”.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich, the defending champion, aspires to win a big victory in the Spanish home of Barcelona 3-0 in the Champions League, to continue chasing the lead when it hosts at home to Bochum in the first confrontation between the two teams since the 2009-2010 season.
The Bavarian team is counting on Wolfsburg’s stumble in order to pounce on the lead, as Wolfsburg is at the top of the standings with 12 points from four wins from four matches, while Bayern comes second with 10 points from 3 wins and a draw.
Bayern also enters the confrontation with peace of mind after news of the renewal of German midfielders Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich of their contracts with the club.
Bochum coach Thomas Reis said that his club waited 11 years for a match like this, but his team will have to perform completely differently after recent defeats against Hertha Berlin and Cologne, or else he will suffer a harsh result against the Bavarians.
Veteran striker Max Kroese, 33, is exemplary for his team Union Berlin, forming a strong double with Nigerian striker Taiwo Owenyi, who scored in the first three games of the season.
The 24-year-old said he learned a lot from playing alongside Kroos, who last represented Germany six years ago.
Unlike Dortmund, Union Berlin is still unbeaten this season with a victory and three draws, and the confrontation of Haaland-Blingham on the one hand and Kroe and Ounii on the other hand will be the focus of attention for German football fans at the end of the week.