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Dortmund keen on replacing Burki with Athletic Bilbao's Unai Simon

Sun 02 May 2021 | 11:54

Dortmund's poor season can be due in part to their defensive backline, but recruiting a new, consistent goalkeeper remains one of the club's top priorities.

Roman Burki's €5 million price tag was reported by Sport BILD last week, and it seems highly likely that the 30-year-old will quit Signal Iduna at the end of the current Bundesliga season. 

Dortmund will try to cash in on Burki, who was replaced in the squad halfway through the season by veteran Marwin Hitz. 

After his outstanding appearances in

La Liga

for Athletic Bilbao,

Unai Simon

, a talented 23-year-old shot-stopper, has caught Dortmund's attention.

Dortmund, along with Arsenal and West Ham United of the

Premier League

and AS Monaco of

Ligue 1

, are said to be keen also, as per La Razon. 

Simon has a contract with Bilbao until June 2025, with no buyout option, which is expected to cost at least €30 million. 

Since taking over the job in the 2019/20 season, he has been excellent in goal for the club. 

According to German outlet Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Gregor Kobel of VfB Stuttgart would be a more affordable choice for Die Schwarzengleben, who would cost about €15-20 million.


source: SportMob