Hans-Joachim Watzke expects Borussia Dortmund to reinvest around 60-65% of the transfer fees they receive from player sales this summer.
A crucial summer awaits the Borussia Dortmund bosses, as they look to bolster the squad ahead of next season. After narrowly missing out on the Bundesliga title this season, the Black and Yellows will be determined to go one better and lift the Meisterchale next year.
Hans-Joachim Watzke has now commented on the club’s transfer plans, and has revealed how much of a budget Sebastian Kehl will have to bring in reinforcements this summer. In an interview with BILD, the BVB CEO said:
"“When you draw your conclusions from transfer periods, you always have to consider all the levies, among other things, we pay taxes in this country, and there are often other parties who earn money (from deals), for example, former clubs.”“People often only read the sum reported in the media and think that the same money can be spent again directly. That is wrong! I think that we will reinvest about 60-65 percent of the transfer sums we generate in this period.”“We have ideas about how and in what positions we want to strengthen our team, but nothing is fixed.”"
The future of Jude Bellingham is set to dominate Borussia Dortmund’s transfer plans for this summer window. It is being heavily reported that Real Madrid want to complete the signing of the England international this month. But Watzke has stated that, for now, there is nothing new to report on the Bellingham transfer saga.
"“Jude is still here with us, there are no new facts. If we come to an agreement with him and an interested club, we would announce it.”"
Borussia Dortmund are said to be demanding a fee in the region of 150 million euros for the sale of Bellingham. If he leaves the club this summer, the BVB bosses will no doubt look to bolster their midfield ranks.
Edson Álvarez is one player Borussia Dortmund are interested in signing, and reports claim that they have already reached an agreement on personal terms with the Ajax midfielder. BVB are also set to sign Ramy Bensebaini on a free transfer from Borussia Mönchengladbach as the replacement for Raphael Guerreiro.