Borussia Dortmund Close in French Striker to Replace Sebastian Haller

Borussia Dortmund Close in French Striker to Replace Sebastian Haller

  • Borussia Dortmund are set to complete the signing of French and FC Köln striker Anthony Modeste
  • The German club have reportedly reached an agreement with the fellow Bundesliga side for the services of the French forward
  • The 34-year-old. who will replace Ivorian striker Sebastian Haller, will sign a short term contract with Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have close in on a deal to sign Anthony Modeste as their short-term replacement for Sebastien Haller.

According to transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, the German giants have already reached an agreement in principle on personal terms with the FC Köln striker.

Borussia Dortmund, Sebastian Haller, Anthony Modeste
Borussia Dortmund are closing in on the signing of Anthony Modeste to replace Sebastian Haller. Credit: @ghanamma
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The 34-year-old fox-in-the-box striker will pen a one-year deal, with an obligation to extend his stay for another year.

The reports further indicate that Dortmund are open to paying a transfer fee of 4-5 million euros for the 34 year old.

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Modeste is regarded as one of the top strikers since he joined the Bundesliga club. He notably notched a 25 goals in his first spell with Koln in the 2016/17 season.

Last season, was instrumental for Koln, scoring an astonishing 20 goals in 32 appearances.

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The Ivory Coast international has now opened up about the news and promised to come back stronger.

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Dortmund have reportedly opened talks with the Almeria striker to cover the absence Sebastian Haller after he was diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumour.

According to Mundo Deportivo, the Bundesliga giants are willing to stump up €25m in a fixed fee and reach the €30m asking price with further variables.

Source: Sports Brief News