Borussia Dormund confirmed this Wednesday that looks for a forward to palliate the absence of the Ivorian international Sébastien Haller, who is battling a tumor malignant testicular and that will remain low for an indeterminate period. The 2022-23 Bundesliga begins this Friday with Eintracht Frankfurt-Bayern and Dortmund debuts in it on Saturday against Bayer Leverkusen.
It was Hans-Joachim Watzke, President of Borussia Dortmund, who communicated in statements to the ARD channel that his club is moving to find an attacker after learning of the situation of the former Ajax attacker. Right now all the pressure falls on the young Youssoufa Moukoko.
“Put all the responsibility on the back of 17-year-old Moukoko would be too. Haller’s absence will be relatively long. We will do something, even if it is difficult to find a good solution because there are not many targets on the market,” Watzke said. The Borussia Dortmund president added that the transfer “should take place in the next 8 to 10 days.”
According to German media, Borussia Dortmund is the best placed to take over the services of Verona striker Giovanni Simeone, 27, son of Cholo Simeone and could close the signing in the coming days.
After being diagnosed with a malignant testicular tumor, Haller, 28, underwent surgery and will undergo chemotherapy. He arrived at Dortmund from Ajax on July 6 for 31 million euros (34.5 including bonus) after an excellent 2021-22 season, in which he scored 34 goals in 43 games, 12 of which in the Champions League. .
But on July 18 Haller had to leave the concentration of Borussia Dortmund in Switzerland when the tumor was diagnosed.