Borussia Dortmund are set to complete the signing of Felix Nmecha, with the transfer expected to cost the club around 30 million euros.
Felix Nmecha is set to join Borussia Dortmund, with Ruhr Nachrichten reporting that the transfer is on the verge of going through. The newspaper adds that the Black and Yellows will pay VfL Wolfsburg a transfer fee in the region of 30 million euros for the midfielder, who will sign a five year contract with the club.
The transfer is expected to be made official before the Borussia Dortmund players return for pre-season training next week. Nmecha is set to replace Jude Bellingham at BVB, following the England international’s €103 million move to Real Madrid.
Borussia Dortmund’s decision to sign Nmecha is undoubtedly a controversial one, considering the fact that he has shared homophobic and transphobic posts on social media in recent months. Fans have made their displeasure known over the club’s interest in Nmecha. And some supporters also displayed a banner outside the club’s offices as a protest against the transfer last week.
But those in charge at the club have decided to go ahead with the transfer of Nmecha. BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke defended the club’s interest in signing the 22 year old midfielder earlier this week, saying that he will not cause any issues in the dressing room with his behaviour.
Felix Nmecha joined Wolfsburg from Manchester City in 2021 and has made a total of 50 appearances for them. His form helped him earn a call-up to the Germany squad in March.