After various additions such as Niklas Süle, Nico Schlotterbeck or Karim Adeyemi, Borussia Dortmund wants to sell a few more stars this summer. But their salaries complicate the plan. Club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke explains the problem.

BVB wants to sell five stars: Borussia Dortmund wants to sell several more players this summer, but according to “Bild” their lavish salary becomes a problem. According to the report, five professionals are to leave the club, but they all earn so much money that interested clubs have to be found that can meet the players’ salary expectations.

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Salary of 32 million euros: “Bild” lists Manuel Akanji, Emre Can, Thorgan Hazard, Raphael Guerreiro and Nico Schulz. Akanji and Guerreiro have one year left on their contract, the others have two years left. Together, the five players in Dortmund should earn an estimated 32 million euros a year, with Can being the top earner with 10 million a year.

“You can’t get rid of them”: In the report, BVB boss Hans-Joachim Watzke is quoted as follows: “It’s a huge problem for the clubs that more and more players are moving on a free transfer and the money goes to them. But you can’t give all players five-year contracts. Because if they don’t perform, you sometimes can’t get rid of them.”

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