Salih Özcan moves from 1. FC Köln to Borussia Dortmund for 5.5 million euros. But does the Turkish international strengthen BVB at all?
Tough duels: Sebastian Kehl sees in Salih Özcan “someone who goes where it hurts and does everything without compromise to ensure that his team is successful”. BVB therefore wants duels and willpower from the German-Turkish player – and that’s what he brings As “Sport1” reports, Özcan wins 52.3 percent of his duels, more than the BVB stars Bellingham (51.5) and Dahoud (50.1).
Speed: The special thing about Özcan – his body strength doesn’t cost him any sprint speed. With a top value of 33.6 km/h, the newcomer is even ahead of Bellingham (32.9) and Dahoud (32.0). His former Cologne U17 coach Stephan Möthrath also underlines this and attests Özcan a “very high level of motivation”.
One for the dirty work: “His mentality and physique will do our team good,” says Kehl. In Terzić’s system, Özcan will mainly do the “dirty work” and protect the offensive forces in front of him. BVB will certainly be able to cope with the fact that he is not as dangerous as Dahoud (5) or Bellingham (11) with just three goals.
Short, compact, clear