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A new season of football is upon us and football clubs are readying themselves for what lies ahead with preseason friendlies and domestic cup competitions. While there is havoc being wreaked in La Liga and Manchester City and Chelsea are splashing the cash to bring in the hottest players of the previous season for ridiculous amounts of money, much has also been going on in the German league, where teams are strengthening themselves for a new season of battling for the title under the weakened dominance ofBayern Munich
Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window
has been and will continue being busy and quite exciting as now all underdogs know that anything is possible and Bayern Munich are going to get a run for their money in the new campaign.
With Lille surprisingly winning Ligue 1 aboveParis Saint-Germain
last season, teams such as RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund will be hopeful of making the same dream come true by beating the favorites to win the league this time around. That is why both Dortmund and Leipzig have been busy signing new players alongside Bayern Munich, with more hot
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reaching our ears every day. There are also other teams who will be aiming for a higher finish in the league with many others also spending millions to boost their squad depth for the new campaign.
Are you eager to know more about the Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window? Are you waiting for the arrival of a particular player? Then read on as we provide you with all the details about the new arrivals and all the departures as well.
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Bundesliga transfers 21/22
The champions of Germany and the 2019-20 sextuple winners have started
Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window
by splashing the cash on a new defender after seeing several of their defensive players and two of their main center-backs leave this summer. They have signed Dayot Upamecano from their domestic rivals RB Leipzig for reportedly €42.50 million. Of course the deal for Upamecano’s arrival was signed prior to the start of the new transfer window as Bayern’s officials knew about David Alaba’s imminent departure.
With the Austrian defender flying off to Spain to sign forReal Madrid
on a free transfer, the Bavarians had to act quickly if they were going to cement their backline and boost their defensive-four in the upcoming season. The 2021-22 season will be a much closer one thanks to Dortmund finding their feet once again to challenge for the title alongside the likes of Wolfsburg and Leipzig.
Bayern Munich have somehow created a dictatorship in Bundesliga, where other teams seem unable to have nice things since the Bavarians simply take away anything or anyone that might cause a threat to their reign over the German top-flight. That is why Bayern have now signed RB Leipzig’s manager and two of their best players for the new season, which include Dayot Upamecano and Marcelo Sabitzer. While Upamecano’s transfer was a done deal several months ago, Sabitzer has joined Bayern only recently for a reported fee of €15 million.
Dayot Upamecano, Omar Richards, Sven Ulreich, Marcel Sabitzer
David Alaba (Real Madrid), Javi Martinez (Qatar SC), Alexander Nubel (Moncao-loan), Adrian Fein (Greuther Furth-loan), Lars Lukas Mai (Werder Bremen-loan), Jerome Boateng (released), Joshua Zirkzee (RSC Anderlecht–loan)
are one of those newcomers who have been building up their bases for a prospective strong football club. That is how they managed to finish last season only behind Bayern Munich. Of course there was still quite a gap between the two top teams as the Bavarians topped Bundesliga with a 13-point advantage. That, in turn, has motivated RB Leipzig to be more active in
Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window
to catch up to their rivals in Germany.
They have already signed the likes of Josko Gvardiol, Andre Silva, Angelino and Benjamin Henrichs. It seems that the Red Bulls are investing in their future rather than signing big names for the current season. While Silva and Gvardiol are new arrivals at the club, Angelino and Henrichs were actually a part of Leipzig’s squad during the 2020-21 campaign as they were on loan at the club from Manchester City and Monaco respectively.
The Bundersliga side decided to make their moves permanent by signing them on a permanent deal for €18 million and €15 million respectively. Having signed Andre Silva from Eintracht Frankfurt for €23 million, Leipzig are surely making a statement as the center forward aims to bolster the club’s attack this season.
Andre Silva, Josko Gvardiol, Angelino, Benjamin Henrichs, Mohamed Simakan, Caden Clark, Brian Brobbey, Ilaix Moriba
Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich), Ibrahima Konate (Liverpool), Hannes Wolf (Borussia Monchengladbach), Lazar Samardzic (Udinese Calcio), Fabrice Hartmann (SC Paderbodn-loan), Caden Clark (Red Bulls-loan), Marcel Sabitzer (Bayern Munich)
have been heavily relying on their wonderful star Erling Braut Haaland to deliver every game and carry the team forward with his brilliant goals. That is why they might have to find a way to adapt to the fact that they do not have one of their best assist providers anymore. Having sold Jadon Sancho toManchester United
for a record-breaking €85 million a couple of weeks ago, Dortmund have the means to sign new players in the
Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window
The question is, are they going to sign a big-name player this summer? Or are they going to lay low and sign promising youngsters as they have been doing for the past ten years or so? They have already signed Donyell Malen from PSV Eindhoven and Gregor Kobel from VfB Stuttgart for €30 million and €15 million respectively. The 22-year-old center-forward and the 23-year-old goalkeeper will certainly rejuvenate the squad if Marco Rose finds a way to implement his future plans and deploy all his new signings in the best way possible.
Donyell Malen, Gregor Kobel, Soumila Coulibaly, Abdoulaye Kamara
Jadon Sancho (Manchester United), Leonardo Balerdi (Marseille), Jeremy Toljan (Sassuolo), Sergio Gomez (RSC Anderlecht), Lukasz Piszczek (Goczalkowice), Thomas Delaney (Sevilla)
are quite a long way away from their downfall in the mid-2010s when they were struggling to keep up and avoid relegation each season. Not so long ago, they were competing for the title itself alongside Bayern Munich as they finished the 2014-15 season with 69 points, only behind the Bavarians who won the league that campaign with 79 points. Now, after a couple of disappointing seasons, Wolfsburg are slowly climbing their way back up to the top as they got to finish fourth behind Borussia Dortmund in the 2020-21 season.
If you take a look at the
German Bundesliga transfers – 2021/2022
, you can easily see that the Wolves have been quite busy this time around, having signed the likes of Sebastiaan Bornauw, Aster Vranckx, Lukass Nmecha and Maximilian Philipp. Surely they will be more than determined to aim for a higher finish this campaign. Bayern Munich’s dip in form since winning the continental sextuple has definitely inspired the clubs to push on and challenge the Bavarians even further.
Sebastiaan Bornauw, Aster Vranckx, Lukas Nmecha, Maximilian Philipp, Felix Nmecha, Yun-sang Hong, Luca Waldschmidt, Micky van de Ven
Felix Klaus (Fortuna Dusseldorf), Jeffrey Bruma (Kasimpasa), Ulysses Llanez (SKN St. Polten-loan), Lino Kasten (SKN St. Polten-loan) Bruang Kayo (Viktoria Berlin-loan), Elvis Rexhbecaj (VfL Bochum-loan), Yun-sang Hong (SKN St. Polten-loan), Tim Siersleben (1.FC Heidenheim-loan)
have said goodbye to a couple of their top strikers in the past couple of years. First it was their prodigy Luka Jovic, who joined Real Madrid only to become a flop and return to the German side on loan. And now it is the 25-year-old Andre Silva, who has joined RB Leipzig for €23 million. The Portuguese center-forward’s market value is actually far more than what Leipzig got to pay for him. He is currently valued at around €45 million, which had made him an integral asset for Frankfurt.
According to the latest Bundesliga transfer news, the Eagles have spent some of the money earned from Silva and Dejan Joveljic’s transfers to fund their signing of Jesper Lindstrom from Brondby IF and Jens Grahl from VfB Stuttgart. It is unknown what Oliver Glasner is planning to do for the new season, which is why we have to wait and see if he brings in anyone particular in the remaining days.
Jesper Lindstrom, Jens Grahl, Christopher Lenz, Fabio Blanco, Rafael Borre, Igor Matanovic, Christopher Lenz, Diant Ramaj, Jens Petter Hauge (loan), Kristijan Jakic (loan), Sam Lammers (loan)
Andre Silva (RB Leipzig), Dejan Joveljic (LA Galaxy), Frederik Ronnow (Union Berlin), Yannick Brugger (Admira Wacker), Rodrigo Zalazar (FC Schalke 04-loan), Ali Akman (NEC Nijmegen-loan), Fynn Otto (Hallescher FC-loan), Jetro Willems (released), Lukas Fahrnberger (released), Jabez Makanda (released)
Having finished sixth last campaign as many expected,Bayer Leverkusen
will have to do more than usual if they want to keep up with the rapidly growing sides such as Leipzig and Dortmund. They might be a long way away from reaching Bayern’s level, but they may be able to find a way to secure a spot in the Champions League if they are ambitious enough.
The Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window has been quite a decent one for Leverkusen so far as they have already spent more than €30 million signing new players for the new campaign. Amongst the new arrivals, one can see the names of Odilon Kossounou and Mitchel Bakker, who have joined the Eternal Bridesmaids for €23 million and €7 million respectively.
Odilon Kossounou, Mitchel Bakker, Zidan Sertdemir, Andrey Lunev, Amine Adli, Mitchel Bakker, Robert Andrich, Piero Hincapie
Leon Bailey (Aston Villa), Tin Jedvaj (Lokomotiv Moscow), Demarai Gray (Everton), Lars Bender (TSV Brannenburg), Sven Bender (TSV Brannenburg), Aleksandar Dragovic (Red Star), Cem Turkmen (Clermont Foot), Wendell (FC Porto)
As one of the most surprising and impressive underdogs in the German top-tier, who have been a part of Bundesliga for less than three years, Union Berlin are quite rapidly building up stronger squads each season and this season is no exception. They have already somehow signed a completely new squad, with more than 14 arrivals having already put pen on paper. Of course they could not just go on and sign anyone they deemed necessary, which is why they have had to say goodbye to more than 15 player, half of whom have returned to their own clubs after spending a loan spell at Union Berlin.
The Iron Ones managed to improve on their results by finishing the 2020-21 season seventh behind Leverkusen, having finished the 2019-20 season eleventh. The Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window has been a heavily busy one for the underdogs and we will have to await further details to see if they are going to sign anyone else or not.
Taiwo Awoniyi, Tymoteusz Puchacz, Frederik Ronnow, Keita Endo, Rick van Drongelen, Julius Kade, Kevin Behrens, Andreas Voglsammer, Pawel Wszolek, Genki Haraguchi, Levin Oztunali, Paul Jaeckel, Rani Khedira, Timo Baumgartl, Mathis Bruns
Marius Bulter (FC Schalke 04), Julius Kade (Dynamo Dresden), Nicolai Rapp (Werder Bremen), Akaki Gogia (FC Zurich), Nikolai Kemlein (Hertha BSC II), Florian Hubner (1.FC Nuremberg), Christian Gentner (FC Luzern), Christopher Lenz (Eintracht Frankfurt), Ketia Endo (Yokohama F. M.-end of loan), Loris Karius (Liverpool), Joel Pohjanpalo (Bayer Leverkusen), Robert Andrich (Bayer Leverkusen)
Considering the heavy traffic of the German Bundesliga transfers – 2021/2022,Borussia Monchengladbach
have been far less active in the transfer market than their counterparts in the German league, despite having signed two players and having paid more than €13 million in transfer fees. The most noteworthy signing that the Foals have made so far is Hannes Wolf, who got to make his stay at the club permanent after spending last season with Monchengladbach on loan from RB Leipzig.
Hannes Wolf, Luca Netz
Julio Villalba (Guayaquil City), Oscar Wendt (IFK Goteborg), Max Grun (Aschaffenburg), Michael Lang (FC Basel), Moritz Nicolas (Viktoria Koln-loan), Valentino Lazaro (Inter-end of loan)
are amongst the clubs who have made a made a profit so far in the Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window instead of racking up a hefty fee in the expenditures department. Of course they have been busy signing the likes of Florian Muller and Naouirou Ahamada from FSV Mainz and Juventus respectively, but Nicolas Gonzalez’s sale to Fiorentina for €23.5 million has more than made up for their expenses.
Florian Muller, Naouirou Ahamada, Omer Beyaz, Chris Fuhrich, Wahid Faghir, Enzo Millot, Hiroki Ito (loan), Omer Beyaz, Omar Marmoush
Nicolas Gonzalez (Fiorentina), Gregor Kobel (Borussia Dortmund), Jens Grahl (E. Frankfurt), Pablo Maffeo (RCD Mallorca-loan), Marcin Kaminski (FC Schalke 04)
Freiburg are the only club in Germany’s top-tier to not sign anyone in the Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window as of yet. Of course they have relied on their own youth academy instead, bringing in several players from their reserves side, including the likes of Noah Atubolu, Nishan Burkart, Kevin Schade and Kiliann Sildillia.
The only signing that Freiburg have made throughout the summer transfer window so far is Maximilian Eggestein, who has joined the club from Werder Bremen for a reported transfer fee of €5 million. While their first departures left the club on free transfer deals, Freiburg have managed to make some profits this season as well by selling Baptiste Santamaria to Stade Rennais for €14 million and letting go of Brandon Borrello – who has signed for Dynamo Dresden – for €250K.
Baptiste Santamaria (Stade Rennais), Brandon Borrello (Dynamo Dresden), Chima Okoroji (SV Sandhausen), Chang-hoon Kwon (Suwon Bluewings), Florian Kath (1.FC Magdeburg), Niclas Thiede (SC Verl-loan), Lino Tempelmann (1.FC Nuremberg)
Hoffenheim had quite a disappointing season last campaign, finishing all the way down in the middle of the table alongside Freiburg and Mainz. They have had a rollercoaster of a decade, which they spent going up and down the Bundesliga ladder each season. There is no telling which place Hoffenheim will end up this season, but the downfall has just begun and they might have to do something about the issue before it is too late.
With Schalke shockingly getting relegated after getting only three wins last season, Hoffenheim will definitely try to keep their focus and move up the ladder once again. They have already signed three players, including Schalke’s Sebastian Rudy, without spending a single dime, which will help them recover from the financial crisis into which the pandemic has forced everyone.
David Raum, Angelo Stiller, Sebastian Rudy
Ilay Elmkies (Admira Wacker-loan), Justin Hoogma (Greuther Furth-loan), Ryan Sessegnon (Spurs-end of loan), Chris Richards (Bayern Munich-end of loan), Ishak Belfodil (Hertha BSC)
The Carnival Club have been trying to keep their expenditure to a minimum and use only the money they have made from Florian Muller and Pierre Kunde’s sale. Using the transfer fee, Mainz have been busy in the Bundesliga summer 2021 transfer window, having signed Anton Stach, Silvan Widmer, Anderson Lucoqui and Jae-sung Lee, with the latter two joining the club on a free transfer.
Anton Stach, Silvan Widmer, Anderson Lucoqui, Jae-sung Lee
Florian Muller (VfB Stuttgart), Pierre Kunde (Olympiacos), Danny Latza (FC Schalke), Levin Oztunali (Union Berlin), Phillipp Mwene (PSV Eindhoven), Robin Quaison (Al-Ettifaq), Issah Abbas (HNK Rijeka-loan)
While Augsburg supporters might want to focus on the new arrivals this summer, there is no denying the drama between the club and Kevin Danso that dragged on for weeks before the player was finally sold to RC Lens. With Danso being quite upset about the club’s treatment of the young player, Niklas Dorsch might currently be questioning if he might get the same treatment from the club in the near future.
Niklas Dorsch, Daniel Klein, Lasse Gunther, Arne Maier (loan)
Marco Richter (Hertha BSC), Kevin Danso (Lens), Rani Khedira (Union Berlin), Marek Suchy (Mlada Boleslav), Lukas Petkov (SC Verl-loan), Julian Schieber (retired), Benjamin Leneis (1.FC Magdeburg-loan)
might have lost one of their best veterans as Sami Khedira decided to hang up his boots after a trophy-laden career at the age of 34, but the club have brought in a couple of famous veterans as replacements, with both Kevin-Prince Boateng and Stevan Jovetic joining the Bundesliga side on a free transfer. Germany’s Old Lady has also spent more than €15 million to bring in Suat Serdar and Marco Richter from Schalke and Augsburg respectively.
Suat Serdar (FC Schalke), Marco Richter (FC Augsburg), Kevin-Prince Boateng, Stevan Jovetic
Jhon Cordoba (Krasnodar), Luca Netz (Borussia Monchengladbach), Mathew Leckie (Melbourne City), Eduard Lowen (VfL Bochum-loan) Omar Alderete (Valencia-loan), Arne Maier (FC Augsburg-loan), Sami Khedira (retired)
Arminia barely escaped relegation last season, which was in fact their very first season playing in Bundesliga. Now, surely the club would want to improve on their successful survival and cement their position in the league even further. They have already signed players from all positions to create a unified new squad, while letting go of the many players for free. With no income from any of their departures this season so far, Arminia have spent a total of €4 million to bring in the likes of Guilherme Ramos, Masaya Okugawa and Florian Kruger.
Guilherme Ramos, Masaya Okugawa, Florian Kruger, Bryan Lasme, Janni Serra, Sebastian Vailiadis, Alessandro Schopf
Can Hayri Ozkan (Dusseldorf II), Andreas Voglsammer (Union Berlin), Sven Schipplock (Stuttgart II), Joan Simun Edmundsson (Waasl.-Beveren), Anderson Lucoquie (FSV Mainz), Cebio Soukou (SV Sandhausen), Noel Niemann (TSV Hartberg-loan), Sebastian Muller (Braunschweig-loan), Reinhold Yabo (retired), Michel Vlap (RSC Anderlecht-end of loan), Masaya Okugawa (RB Salzburg-end of loan), Arne Maier (Hertha BSC-end of loan), Ritsu Doan (PSV Eindhoven-end of loan), Sergio Cordova (FC Augsburg-end of loan)
Koln have to let go of so many players this summer after their disastrous run in the 2020-21 season, which ended in a narrow escape from relegation after surviving for another season by emerging victorious in the play-offs. Steffen Baumgart will be having quite a tough job this season to keep anything like last season’s disaster happening ever again.
Of course the Billy Goats have usually been a mid-table club and that will be their aim for the new season, but they have suffer relegation in recent years, which is why they will definitely be wary of how they play. Several players have already left the club, with the most high-profile departure being Sebastiaan Bornauw, who joined Wolfsburg for €13.5 million.
Marvin Schwabe, Dejan Ljubicic, Timo Hubers, Mark Uth, Marvin Obuz
Sebastiaan Bornauw (VfL Wolfsburg), Ismail Jakobs (Monaco), Birger Verstraete (Royal Antwerp), Dominick Drexler (Schalke), Lasse Sobiech (SV Darmstadt), Julian Krahl (Viktoria Berlin), Dimitrios Limnios (FC Twente-loan), Marius Wolf (Borussia Dortmund-end of loan), Ron-Robert Zieler (Hannover 96-end of loan), Tolue Arokodare (Valmiera-end of loan), Elvis Rexhbecaj (VfL Wolfsburg-end of loan)
This is the very first season in VFL Bochum’s history that they will be gracing the pitch as part of Germany’s top-flight. Such an enormous opportunity will definitely prove useful for the newcomers who are yet to find out how the top-tier feels like.
That is why they have been working on a summer squad overhaul over the past few weeks, bringing in several players and letting go of several other players. With the rather weaker financial status of VFL Bochum, the club have only relied on free transfers instead of trying to sign players with active contracts. We will have to wait and see how they perform as Bundesliga debutants and as clear underdogs.
Christopher Antwi-Adjei, Patrick Osterhage, Michael Esser, Elvis Rexhbecaj (loan), Konstantinos Stafylidis (loan), Eduard Lowen (loan), Takuma Asano
Robert Zulj (Ittihad Kalba), Patrick Drewes (SV Sandhausen), Lars Holtkamp (Bonner SC), Thomas Eisfeld (released)
Just like VFL Bochum, Greuther Furth are Bundesliga debutants and as newbies they will have a lot to learn this season. It will surely be a miracle if they get to survive the league and avoid relegation with all the intense rivalries in the league. Of course they have been active in the summer transfer window to further strengthen their squad by signing Max Christiansen, Nils Seufert and a couple of other players as well.
But Furth are currently one of those clubs who operate using loanees as they can’t afford signing players with their own money. The season might get tougher than expected in the beginning as the club have already lost several of their players to their rivals in the league for free. It is only a matter of time before Bundesliga kicks off and we get to see how the newly-promoted club perform in the German top-flight.
Max Christiansen, Nils Seufert, Gideon Jung, Jessic Ngankam (loan), Adrian Fein (loan), Justin Hoogma (loan)
Anton Stach (FSV Mainz), David Raum (TSG Hoffenheim), Sebastian Ernst (Hannover 96), Paul Jaeckel (Union Berlin), Mergim Mavraj (Turkgucu Munich), Alexander Lungwitz (Wurzburger Kickers), Marijan Cavar (released)
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