4 Strikers Borussia Dortmund Could Sign To Temporarily Replace Sébastien Haller Ahead of New Bundesliga Season

4 Strikers Borussia Dortmund Could Sign To Temporarily Replace Sébastien Haller Ahead of New Bundesliga Season

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:07 PM
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  • Borussia Dortmund are on the hunt for a new striker as a short-term replacement for Sébastien Haller
  • Edin Dzeko, Mauro Icardi, Jhon Córdoba and Krzysztof Piatek have all been identified as potential options
  • Sébastien Haller was signed as a replacement for Erling Haaland but hasn't featured for Borussia Dortmund as yet

Borussia Dortmund are weighing up their attacking options ahead of the upcoming season.

The German side are looking to bring in a new striker to fill in for Sébastien Haller temporarily.

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Borussia Dortmund have identified four strikers that they could possibly sign as a short-term replacement for Sébastien Haller. Image: Fran Santiago/ Lukas Schulze/ Matthias Kern/ Mattia Ozbot
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Haller has been ruled out for an undetermined period after being diagnosed with a testicular tumour.

As reported by Bulinews, Dortmund have now identified four possible replacements for Haller. The German side are currently looking at Inter Milan's Edin Dzeko, PSG's Mauro Icardi, FK Krasnodar's Jhon Córdoba and Hertha BSC's Krzysztof Piatek.

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Haller was brought in as a replacement for Erling Haaland but failed to feature for Dortmund before he was ruled out.

While Dortmund do have attacking options in the squad at present, none of them are as lethal as Haaland or Haller.

Dzeko and Icardi are proven goalscorers who have experience playing big games; Córdoba and Piatek are not as well known. According to TransferMarkt, Córdoba has played 301 games in his career thus far and scored 85 goals while creating 26 assists.

TransferMarkt also noted that Piatek has played 290 games, scored 104 goals, and created 20 assists.

At present, no offers have been made for any of the strikers, as Dortmund are still just discussing what steps to take going forward.

Luis Suárez offered to Borussia Dortmund as potential temporary attacking replacement for Sébastien Haller

Borussia Dortmund looks to get their pre-season back on track after receiving the news of Sébastien Haller’s diagnosis.

Haller was diagnosed with a testicular tumour and ruled out indefinitely before he even got to play a competitive game for Dortmund.

As Borussia Dortmund scramble to find someone to lead the line, BVB Buzz reports that free agent Luis Suárez has been offered to the team. Suárez has been without a club after he was released by Atletico Madrid.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.