- Union Berlin have made an offer to take 20 year-old Mustafa Amini on loan until the end of the season, paying £5k per month for the privilege (as well as 20% of Amini’s £1,700 p/w wage). BVB have accepted the offer from the 2-Bundeßliga club, though the decision ultimately lies with Amini.
- Assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has provided some feedback on how the players have been training over the past month. Among the senior players, Marcel Schmelzer (fitness) has not impressed on the training pitch, but Thomas Meißner (fitness) has shown encouraging signs of improvement. Among the youth players, Said Benkarit (tactics) and Hendrick Bauer (ball control) haven’t impressed David Wagner and Volker Kersting lately, but Osmal Varol (fitness) has shown encouraging signs of improvement.
- BVB have offered a contract to 18 year-old free agent Marvin Schwäbe. The ‘keeper was at Eintracht Frankfurt last season but didn’t do enough to earn a professional contract. It’s believed Surman is seeking young German talent as cover while Mitchell Langerak is at the East Asian Cup later this month.
Backroom Advice Meeting:
Peter Krawietz (Coach)
- Ivan Perisic appears currently unhappy his heavy about training workload, which has been lightened.
- Julian Koch has had an individual training regime devised to improved his quickness.
- Advises scouting 26 year-old Spanish midfielder Esteban Granero (QPR).
Zeljko Buvac (Assistant Manager)
- Believes Marvin Bakalorz should be placed on the transfer list.
- Believes Marvin Schwäbe would never be good enough for the first team and you should consider withdrawing the offer.
- Improved contract offers likely to be received from Lukasz Piszczek, Julian Schieber, Ivan Perisic, Marco Reus, and Ilkay Gündogan in the near future. Recommends that contract negotiations are opened soon to ensure the player doesnt become unhappy about his current contract.
Gündogan: £30,000 p/w, expires 2015 Perisic: £21,500 p/w, expires 2015 Piszczek: £29,000 p/w, expires 2016 Reus: £67,000 p/w, expires 2017 Schieber: £21,500 p/w, expires 2016