After a meeting with the board, Dortmund first team manager GS has promised the players’ representative that the club will pay out a higher than normal collective squad win bonus this season. Surman is keen for Dortmund to land a trophy in his first season at the club, with the national cup being a target, and a closing of the gap between Munich and the rest of the pack.
As a result of the agreement, win bonuses are as follows:
- Bundesliga, £3.8m to be shared among the squad on a pro-rata basis,
- DFB-Pokal, an increased £950,000 bonus to be shared among the squad,
- UEFA Champions or Europa League, £5.75m across the senior squad.
- Bonuses awarded pro-rata among the squad, scaled-down if unsuccessful.
Senior Squad Contracts:
Director of Football Michael Zorc has made manager Grayson Surman aware of the players in the last year of their contract, 16 in total including seven current members of the senior squad – Bakalorz, Großkreutz, Hornschuh (left), Koch, Santana, Schmelzer, and Weidenfeller.
It’s widely believed that contract renewals will begin to be offered once the club has completed the Champions League Group Stage in mid-December.
BVB play their last match in Germany for 24 days as they take the senior squad to Rot-Weiß Oberhausen for a friendly tonight. New signing Taye Taiwo slots straight-in at left-back for the first-half, where we expect the club to once again play two different XIs either side of the interval.
Dortmund will be without Marco Reus (hamstring) and Neven Subotic (ankle). Mitchell Langerak is travelling with the Australian national side.