After agreeing to transfer Christian Pulisic to Chelsea in the summer, Borussia Dortmund get to spend some money to reinforce their ranks. Therefore, Leonardo Balerdi completes medical check in Dortmund.
Defensively, the German giants have a diversity of choice for center backs. With young players like Zagadou, Akanji and Diallo, the black and yellows are looking sharp in the back. However, Akanji might undergo surgery soon. On the other hand, Akanji and Zagadou picked up a few injuries during the season.
As a result, Borussia Dortmund are looking for young talent in the center back position. This talent comes in the form of Argentinian 19 years old defender Leonardo Balerdi. The young U20 Argentina player played 5 games so far for Boca Juniors and showed a huge potential.
Leonardo’s play style might remind Dortmund fans of Sokratis Papastathopoulos, the legendary BVB defender who left for Arsenal in 2018. In fact, the 19 year old has the ability to read the opponents plays and often intercepts attacks in the midfield with very courageous tackles. He is also very aggressive and isn’t afraid to get involved in high risk challenges.
Now that Leonardo Balerdi completes medical check in Dortmund, it’s just a question of time before he is announced and assigned a jersey number. Balerdi will be tied to the German giants till 2023 as the team agrees to pay around 15 million Euros to Boca Juniors.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.