Although it’s usually Bayern Munich that signs players from Borussia Dortmund, this time it’s the other way around. Niklas Sule has officially signed an agreement confirming his move From Bundesliga Toppers to Ruhr based German club, Borussia Dortmund.
Keep reading to know all about this deal, how it happened? and Niklas’ history with his soon-to-be former club.
The 26 years old German Defender’s contract was scheduled to expire in the summer of 2022.
Bayern Munich has supposedly failed to renew the contract, making him a free agent, about which, Sule had to explore
Borussia Dortmund has signed Niklas Süle for the 2022/23 season ✍️ pic.twitter.com/WC7EeffRXj— Borussia Dortmund (@BlackYellow) February 7, 2022
According to Transfermarkt.uk, the deal on paper is supposed to close at a whopping £31.50m, where the Centre-Back will play for yellow shirts for 4 years straight.
The agreement is close to being near £31.50m-£35.00m, to be precise. It is a 4 year deal with an option to extend, No transfer fees, as Sule will be a free agent in the summer, and the contract will be officially signed no sooner than that.
Niklas’ Legacy So Far
In his Amateur career in football, he was brought to his First team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim from the same club’s reserve team TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II in the year 2013 for £270k.
4 years later, Bayern Munich signed him, paying £22.50m until the contract ends i.e. 2022, and also paid £18.00m transfer fees to Hoffenheim.
Now he’s all set to leave Allianz Arena on a move to Ruhr in the summer of 2022 where he will play under Marco Rose.
Appearances And Trophies For Club And Country
This 1,95 m tall defender has secured a very safe starting position in Die Mannschaft. The German National Football Team, for which he has won a total of 37 caps and has contributed to the Confederations Cup victory in 2017.
For German giants Bayern Munich, Sule has appeared 159 times in all competitions.
He has massively contributed to his team’s journey in winning four Bundesliga titles, two German Cups and the UCL 2020.
He has gained a lot of experience while playing with the likes of Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Joshua Kimmich and Robert Lewandowski. It is no doubt that he will shine at his new club and win them trophies and leagues.
Upset for United, Chelsea And Ofcousre Bayern Munich
Renewal Failure from Bayern
Sule was very much upset by looking at the club’s lack of appreciation, he asked for more and the club refused.
He has joined Dortmund for the same amount that Bayern was offering him i.e. nearly £8.42 million/year (€10 million/year).
The Club captain Manuel Neuer and all dressing room individuals are somewhat disappointed and upset with Sule because it is very unlikely for players to join club rivals.
Although he did appear to engineer some moves to secure a possible movement in foreign leagues, like linking to Chelsea for EPL and Barcelona in Spain. It did not turn out to be the way he wanted, but it’s still an issue for the player’s loyalty and commitment.
Deal Blew On The English Sides’ Faces
Rudiger’s and Christensen’s situation in Chelsea is threatening for the blues’ title hopes and they are eager to compensate the blow with a particularly solid signing. Manchester United was also reaching out for the Cente-Back but Borussia Dortmund beat both of them to the game.
This may not seem huge, but it’s a massive blow for both the teams and for Tuchel, if he fails to renew Andres and Rudiger, his defensive premises will take no time to fall to the ground and about Machester United, they need some ball-playing defenders to provide long balls at the same time while playing as Centre-Backs.
Although he is just 26 years old, he has a massive career ahead of him, for both club and country, he is highly experienced and has played under the likes of Jupp Heynckes, Julian Nagelsmann, Hansi Flick, Niko Kovač and Joachim Löw, and is set to keep breaking records and claiming trophies until his career is far away from his pinnacle and that’s when it becomes history.