Dortmund is a selling club. Their inability to hold on to key players has cost them dearly, especially in Europe. The Ruhr side will never win titles in Europe as long as they keep selling their best players.
As the January transfer window closed, most Bundesliga clubs were comparatively modest in their wheeling and dealing, with the exception of Borussia Dortmund. But there were two late arrivals from the Premier League.
Ousmane Dembele's desired move to Barcelona appears to be all but a done deal. However, Borussia Dortmund's chairman, Hans-Joachim Watzke has stressed that while a deal is close, it hasn't yet been finalized.
There are growing signs that Borussia Dortmund are about to part company with talented young forward Ousmane Dembele for a tidy profit. There is also an indication that the player's thoughts may already be elsewhere.
The transfer tug of war between Barcelona and Dortmund for Ousmane Dembele took some dramatic turns on Thursday. He failed to attend training and has been suspended by BVB, who insist there's no agreement with Barcelona.
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