[DD] Club Accepts Kirch Bids, U23 Fixtures


Oliver Kirch looks likely to leave Dortmund when the transfer window opens next month after the club revealed that they had accepted offers from three fellow Bundesliga clubs. The want-away right-back has been transfer listed at his own request since before manager GS began his tenure at the club, and will surely begin the season elsewhere.


30 year-old Kirch has attracted bids thought to be in the £500k area from Eintracht Frankfurt, Fortuna Düsseldorf, and Greuther Fürth. It was expected that Kirch would stay to perform under the new management at Dortmund, but today’s capture of right-back Andreas Beck has sped up his potential departure.

Kirch has a year left of his BVB deal, earning £13k p/w.

Dortmund II:

With the Under-23 squad not competing in 3.Fußball-Liga in the new season after winning the division last season, the club has confirmed that, where possible, the club will play corresponding fixtures on Sundays following the senior squad’s Bundesliga match the previous day throughout the season. A number of friendlies have been proposed:

07 Jul H v. FC København Reserves
14 Jul A v. Accrington Stanley
21 Jul A v. Chelsea Reserves
28 Jul A v. Tottenham Hotspur Reserves
04 Aug H v. AS Monaco Reserves
11 Aug H v. Olympique Lyonnais Reserves
18 Aug H v. Bayern Munich II
25 Aug A v. VfL Wolfsburg II
08 Sep H v. SpVgg Greuther Fürth II