Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in RB Salzburg’s Oumar Solet

Borussia Dortmund have allegedly shown interest in RB Salzburg's Oumar Solet.
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Borussia Dortmund will be looking for bargains in the coming transfer window to help facilitate what looks to be a very in-depth rebuild. Because of the extensive nature of the rebuild, the club will certainly do it's best to stretch their available funds as much as possible to accommodate the proper moves.

According to reports, one such bargain is 24 year old RB Salzburg center back Oumar Solet. Solet has been a strong performer for Salzburg since he joined the Austrian Bundesliga side in 2020 from French side Olympique Lyon. He is a versatile player that can slot in at both center back and defensive midfield if needed.

Solet’s contract is set to run out in 2025, which will make the player a rather affordable option should a club like Dortmund come knocking. His current valuation sits at 17 million euros, which could be around the price Salzburg would be willing to sell the player so as to not lose him on a free transfer.

Of course, there will likely be other clubs vying for Solet’s signature, with the report including the likes of Bayern Munich, Bayer Leverkusen and a host of Premier League clubs to that list. This could very well push the price up a bit, especially with Premier League club involvement.

For Dortmund, the need to find an additional center back will come down to the future of Mats Hummels. The veteran center back has yet to decide on what his next move will be after this season ends, so much of Dortmund’s planning hinges on that decision. If Hummels stays, it is likely the club will retain their three current options of Nico Schlotterbeck, Niklas Süle and Hummels, whilst also either promoting one of their young defensive talents from the academy or seeking a young center back on the market they can mold into a player that fits their system and future plans.

Considering the interest Solet is likely to garner, Dortmund would only really ever target such a player in the event that Hummels were to leave, so as to offer a significant opportunity for minutes on the pitch. Until this becomes a reality, a move for Solet will likely be put on the back burner, if he is indeed one of the club's presumed targets.