BVB and Sebastién Haller in particular can breathe a sigh of relief. According to the club, the attacker’s tumor surgery went very well. The center forward will still be missing for the Dortmund team. How long, no one knows for sure. Big names like Icardi and Cavani have been traded as replacements in recent days. But Cologne striker Anthony Modeste could also be an issue in Dortmund.
Starting the season without an experienced nine is obviously not an option for BVB. Accordingly, it is almost certain that another (transitional) striker will come. Here Anthony Modeste could become a topic.
The 34-year-old center forward was given to BVB according to the sports picture offered by his advisor. In terms of transfer, Modeste would be relatively easy for the black and yellow. The Frenchman, who is only under contract until 2023, can leave 1. FC Köln for less than three million euros.
But there will probably not be a change. Because: The attacker demands an annual salary of 3.5 million euros and wants to stay for two years. This is not exactly to the taste of the club, which is why it was initially rejected. Modeste would have to lower his demands and is certainly only planned for one season.
Whether the center forward would work in Dortmund is doubtful anyway. His qualities in terms of goal instinct, finishing and header are enormously strong, but it is quite lacking in football and in the defensive movement. Modeste is just a pure clipper and far from the sixteen – badly said – not to use.