Edinson Cavani Identified As Possible Temporary Replacement for Sébastien Haller at Borussia Dortmund

Edinson Cavani Identified As Possible Temporary Replacement for Sébastien Haller at Borussia Dortmund

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:08 PM
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  • Borussia Dortmund will be without Sébastien Haller for a prolonged period of time as he receives treatment
  • Edinson Cavani has been a free agent since Manchester United opted not to renew his contract at Old Trafford
  • Borussia Dortmund will look to sign a player as a temporary solution until Sébastien Haller is fit again

Borussia Dortmund will enter the transfer market for a new striker in the coming days.

The German side are looking to find a temporary replacement for Sebastien Haller, who was ruled out for most of the season as he undergoes treatment for testicular cancer.

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Free agent Edinson Cavani has been identified as a possible temporary replacement for Sébastien Haller at Borussia Dortmund. Image: Ernesto Ryan
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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke confirmed that the club would sign a striker in the next eight to ten days, Goal reported.

"To put everything on Youssoufa Moukoko's shoulders, a 17-year-old, that might be a bit much," he said.

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He added that they were looking at bringing a new striker soon but that it would be difficult as there weren’t many options available in the current market. Dortmund are not looking to bring in a long-term solution for Haller, as they believe the Ivorian will be back for the second half of the season.

Bulinews now reports that Edinson Cavani may be approached to sign a short-term deal in Germany. This year, Cavani became a free agent when Manchester United decided against extending his contract.

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The Black and Yellows have not won the Bundesliga title in the last 10 years, a situation that clearly rankles at the club.

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4 strikers Borussia Dortmund could sign to temporarily replace Sébastien Haller ahead of new Bundesliga season

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.

Haller has been ruled out for an undetermined period after being diagnosed with a testicular tumour.

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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.