Borussia Dortmund have identified full-back as an area where the squad needs some reinforcements due to the lack of options in the first-team.
Signing a new full-back now appears to be on top of Borussia Dortmund’s list of priorities for the coming transfer windows. This is being reported by BILD, who add that the club’s transfer budget will dictate when they can bring in a new full-back.
Ramy Bensebaini and Julian Ryerson are the only natural full-backs in the Borussia Dortmund ranks who are fully fit at the moment. Marius Wolf has also been transformed into a right-back, but is only considered to be a back-up option. While Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey have both been sidelined with long-term injuries.
Both Meunier and Morey are expected to return to training soon, but the need for reinforcements at both left-back and right-back is evident. Funds are likely to be tight in the January transfer window, so Borussia Dortmund may well have to wait until next summer to bolster their full-back ranks.
The Black and Yellows were linked with a number of full-backs in the summer transfer window as well. However, a lack of player sales meant that those in charge decided against investing in a new full-back. But the contracts of Meunier, Morey and Wolf are set to expire at the end of the current season, which will give sporting director Sebastian Kehl more room to manoeuvre next summer.
Tom Rothe will also return to Borussia Dortmund next summer after his loan spell with second division side Holstein Kiel.