Ten U-21 Borussia Dortmund players looking to break through at the club

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Much has been made of Borussia Dortmund’s academy losing a bit of it's local identity and association with the Ruhr valley. These assertions are often made following academy transfers like Thierry Fidjeu Tazemeta and Luca Regianni. While signing top youth internationals for only academy compensation is a smart business move, some fans may worry that the club is losing it's connections to the community.

Borussia Dortmund have done much to emphasize quality while attempting to maintain its connection to the community through its academy. With several exits such as Hendry Blank, Nnamdi Collins and more recently Julian Rijkhoff however, how has the club restocked its ranks? Lets take a look at some of the predominant names set to possibly stake their claim to a spot in Borussia Dortmund's first team in the short and medium term: