Borussia Dortmund joins the race to sign Kasper Dolberg
Borussia Dortmund joins the race with Manchester United to secure the signing of young Danish striker.
With the rumoured departure of Borussia Dortmund top-scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s at the end of the season, Borussia Dortmund are looking for a replacement and the 19-years-old Kasper Dolberg seems to be the requisite candidate.
The young Danish striker has been in terrific form for Ajax this season and has regularly earned a spot in the starting line-up. He has scored 22 goals in 46 appearances along with 7 assists across all competitions this season, which also helped earn him a spot in the Denmark national team. Dolberg also possesses an incredible passing ability, creating around 26 chances this season.
Kasper joined Ajax from his hometown club Silkeborg IF in the summer of 2015. He scored his first goal for the club on 26th July, 2016 in his competitive debut match against Greek side PAOK FC in the Champions League qualifying round. The match ended in a 1-1 draw. On 7th August, 2016, he made his league debut.
In his first Europa League match, Kasper scored the winner against Belgian side Standard de Liège and then went on to score in his first De Klassieker against Feyenoord. On 20th November he became the youngest non-dutch player ever to score a hat-trick for Ajax.
Kasper made his international debut for Denmark when he came on as a second-half substitute against Kazakhstan. He has also received individual honours such as the Danish Talent of the Year 2016 and AFC Ajax Talent of the Year 2017.
Dolberg can be seen as a good replacement for Aubameyang as he has experienced regular first team action but a new league will bring new difficulties, so he will need to overcome it. Nonetheless, he can be one of the best talents in the Bundesliga.
The club will need him due to the absence of an experienced forward. However, the interests of Manchester United will surely make it difficult for Dortmund. According to several reports, it would take around £17 million to take the young Danish away from the Dutch capital.