Borussia Dortmund linked with move for Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai

Felix Uduokhai. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Felix Uduokhai. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in signing Augsburg centre-back Felix Uduokhai. According to SportBILD the 23 year old is one of the names on the Black and Yellows’ list of targets as they look to sign a new centre-back this summer. The magazine claims that Augsburg want a transfer fee of at least 15 million euros for the defender.

Felix Uduokhai, who joined Augsburg in 2019 (initially on loan), is enjoying an impressive season for the Bavarian side. The former Wolfsburg defender has made a total of 28 appearances so far this season, with his only goal coming in the 2-0 win over Borussia Dortmund in September.

His performances saw him earn his first Germany call-up in November, but he did not get the chance to make his national team debut.

Uduokhai still has more than three years left on his Augsburg contract. He would likely be a cheaper alternative to Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix, who is expected to cost upwards of 30 million euros.

SportBILD also add that, as expected, Lukasz Piszczek and Marcel Schmelzer will be leaving Borussia Dortmund when their contracts expire in the summer. Piszczek is set to retire from professional football at the end of the season. While Schmelzer’s future remains uncertain, with the left-back currently working on returning to full fitness after having knee surgery in August.

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Nico Schulz is another player who could leave the Black and Yellows in the summer. The Germany international joined Borussia Dortmund from Hoffenheim in 2019, but hasn’t been able to stake a claim for a regular starting spot so far.