The loan deal with Ansgar Knauff between Borussia Dortmund and Eintracht Frankfurt ends after the season. The 21-year-old probably doesn’t have a future at BVB.
As the “kicker” reports, it is “rather unlikely” that Knauff will return to Borussia Dortmund permanently in the summer.
Although the contract for the right winger, who can also play on the defensive, is still dated until 2024, the competition at BVB would probably be too great.
According to the report, the black and yellow will rely on Marius Wolf and Julian Ryerson in the right-back position in the coming season.
Although two other competitors, Thomas Meunier and Mateu Morey, could leave Dortmund, they want to sign Iván Fresneda from Real Valladolid as a replacement, rather than relying on Knauff.
Therefore, according to the “kicker”, those responsible at BVB are not averse to selling Knauff. “Bild” recently wrote that a corresponding customer would have to put five million euros on the table for the U21 international.
“Sky” had previously reported that Eintracht Frankfurt was preparing an offer for Knauff. The amount of the offer should therefore be four to six million euros.
Knauff switched from Borussia Dortmund to Eintracht Frankfurt in the winter of 2021/2022, promptly won the Europa League with the SGE in the same season and was named the best young player by UEFA.
Knauff has no regular place at Eintracht Frankfurt
However, Knauff no longer has a regular place in the current season. Germany’s U21 international has 21 appearances in the Bundesliga, and he was only allowed to play 13 times from the start. The yield of one goal and two assists is also expandable.
Nevertheless, Frankfurt apparently wants to commit to the BVB loan.
Knauff himself has recently kept a low profile about his future. He himself sees his situation as “relaxed”, the offensive man explained to the “kicker” in January. “The most important thing is the sporty aspect, which is also reflected in the decision to go on loan,” said Knauff at the time.