Why Borussia Dortmund should sign Lukas Klostermann

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Thomas Tuchel’s side should swoop for the 20-year-old Red Bull Leipzig right back, writes Sam May.

Klostermann joined Leipzig from Bochum in the summer of 2014 and was a key player as the club won promotion to the Bundesliga last season.

The 6ft 2ins, versatile defender can also play his trade as a centre back and may be the perfect replacement for Neven Subotić who continues to fall out of favour under the Dortmund manager.

Klostermann, who has been linked with a move to Premier League giants Arsenal previously, could also provide competition for 31-year-old right back Łukasz Piszczek. Like the Poland international, Klostermann has great physical strength, speed and awareness, something that you wont find in many right backs these days.

Dortmund however, would have to wait until the summer to secure the services of one of Germany’s highly rated young players, and offer a fee in the region of £25 million for the defender, who is tipped for a big future in the game.

The move would be great for the player, with Thomas Tuchel keen to sign and promote youth. Last summer the Dortmund manager moved swiftly to secure the services of highly rated Stade Rennais winger Ousmane Dembélé for €8 million, 18-year old striker Emre Mor from FC Nordsjælland for £9.5 million, and midfielder Mikel Morino for €3.75 million from Osasuna.

It seems Dortmund are building for the future and signing Klostermann would add extra quality to an already strong defence.

One of the rising stars in the Bundesliga, he was named as a potential candidate for the Germany squad by coach Joachim Low after impressing at the 2016 Olympic Games, it will be interesting to see what happens next summer.

Tottenham, Ajax and Juventus are also keen on the defenders services.

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