Bender Out For Bremen; New Scouting Additions


DAILY DORTMUND DIARY, Tuesday 19 August:

bender-larsLars Bender will miss the opening Bundesliga match on Friday night at home to Werder Bremen after suffering a minor wrist injury in the weights room during today’s training session. Club medical staff recommend he wears a splint for a week to rest and support the joint.


The club has expanded the scouting team with the addition of twelve new employees following a month-long hiring process. BVB will pay their former employees over £4¾m in compensation and severance packages. Chief Scout Norbert Dickel will continue to direct the scouting team with assignments.

BVB are surely not winning any fans in Leverkusen, particularly after the summer captures of Lars Bender and André Schürrle, as five of the new members of the Dortmund backroom staff come from Bay Arena.  It’ll be a spicy affair when the sides meet in a month’s time.

NEW SCOUTING TEAM ADDITIONS (From, compensation £):
 Holger Broich         Bayer Leverkusen       250,000
 Marcel Daum           Eintracht Frankfurt    150,000
 Luciano D'Onofrio     Olympique Lyonnais   1,200,000
 Simon Fahner          Bayer Leverkusen       400,000
 Thomas Hörster        Bayer Leverkusen       180,000
 Peer Jaekel           Werder Bremen          375,000
 Hans-Peter Lehnhoff   Bayer Leverkusen       220,000
 André Lenz            VfL Wolfsburg          850,000
 Michael Reschke       Bayer Leverkusen       425,000
 Michael Schröder      Hamburger SV           375,000
 Nikola Vidovic        Hamburger SV           300,000
 Ralf Weber            Eintracht Frankfurt    140,000
                        TOTAL COMPENSATION: 4,865,000


BVB U19s have accepted an invitation to play a final friendly of the pre-season against Stuttgarter Kickers at Bezirkssportanlage Waldau on Wednesday 27 August, ahead of their U19 Bundesliga Group 3 campaign beginning the following Sunday.