Saturday 15 June:
The Borussia Dortmund board have confirmed their 2013-14 senior squad budget after revealing club membership and dividends figures. Manager Grayson Surman will benefit from a £15m transfer fund, with 60% of any outgoing sales increasing this figure. The capture of Viktor Fischer from Ajax will account for £7.5m of the fund.
The board have set the initial wage budget for the coming season at £825k pw and the transfer budget at £15.04m.
Chairman Reinhard Rauball confirmed that these values may be altered based on the agreed setting of the club’s season expectations. The board announced that dividends totally £6m will be paid to shareholders after a turnover over the past year of approximately £156m, which includes a total of around £1.04m in membership fees from the fans of the club.
Due to the club’s participation in the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League, assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has reminded manager GS of the home-grown player rules which are in place. Out of the squad limit of 25 players, at least four players must have trained at Dortmund for at least 3 seasons between the ages of 15 and 21, and at least eight players trained at any club in Germany.
Currently four players in the BVB first team are classified as home-grown (33 overall at the club): Mario Götze, Moritz Leitner, Marco Reus (pictured) and Marcel Schmelzer.
14 players in the Dortmund first team are classified as home-grown in Germany (57 overall at the club): Bender, Bittencourt, Götze, Großkreutz, Gündogan, Hummels, Kirch, Leitner, Löwe, Reus, Schieber, Schmeltzer, Subotic, Weidenfeller.