Five more Bundesliga players to Premier League after Arsenal’s Kolasinac capture
FootyOn experts assess which five Bundesliga players to Premier League rumours make most sense as Arsenal sign Sea Kolsinac from Schalke?
We have all heard plenty of tabloid gossip about the best talents in German football coming over to England.
How much is behind the rumours, though?
Is it really believable that Liverpool and Manchester City will break the bank to sign prolific Borussia Dortmund forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang?
A casual glance at the betting has those two Premier League heavyweights at pretty big prices.
That doesn’t mean there isn’t merit in other rumours, however, as the Gunners landed Bosnia left back Kolasinac from Gelsenkirchen club Schalke.
In light of that, our experts analyse which other Bundesliga players to Premier League rumours look the most logical.
We’ve picked out five for you…
Injury-prone Dortmund winger Reus has two years left on his contract at the Westfalenstadion, but could miss up to six months with his latest setback.
Since arriving from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer of 2012, it is estimated he has missed more than 60 games with various fitness issues.
However much the Yellow Wall may not like to admit it, Dortmund tend to lose key players; so, if it came down to a choice between top scorer Aubameyang and Reus, who will the hierarchy sell?
It makes more sense to resist big money offers for the Gabon forward and palm the unlucky Reus off on suitors. Remember, Ilkay Gundogan signed for Manchester City while injured.
These include top Premier League clubs, with champions Chelsea a best-price 9/1 with Paddy Power to purchase him this summer.
The Klopp factor could play a part in Reus’ future, however, so Liverpool are top odds of 17/2 to secure his services, while it’s 10/1 with BetVictor he joins Arsenal and bigger prices for the Manchester clubs.
Despite only signing a five-year contract with Bayern Munich last summer and costing an initial £27,500,000, teenage talent Sanches has struggled to make an impact in the Bundesliga.
Since joining the Allianz Arena outfit, he has completed 90 minutes just twice in all competitions and lost his place in Euro 2016 winners Portugal’s squad as a result.
Carlo Ancelotti just hasn’t fancied Sanches, who looked so energetic in the engine room on international duty at the Euros.
That doesn’t mean other managers won’t appreciate his strong midfield running and dribbling skills, though.
Manchester United boss Mourinho is said to be a fan of his compatriot and, with Bayern reportedly lining up Leon Goretzka from Schalke, Sanches could be sold for around £30,000,000.
While the Bundesliga scoring charts were topped by Aubameyang, one ahead of Poland poacher Robert Lewandowski, the leading German marksman was RB Leipzig forward Werner.
Big things are expected from the 21-year-old this summer, as he may well spearhead Die Mannschaft’s attack at the Confederations Cup in Russia after Joachim Low rested senior players for the tournament.
After enduring the humility of relegation with Stuttgart in 2015/16, he fired Leipzig into the Champions League for next term after 21 goals in 31 Bundesliga games this past season.
That has attracted suitors both at home and abroad for Werner, meaning Leipzig may struggle to keep hold of him.
Liverpool could well add to their forward line, and Klopp is 3/1 with BetVictor to bring Werner to Anfield.
Spurs, meanwhile, is an alternative destination at 8/1, as Mauricio Pochettino seeks to ease the goal-burden on Premier League Golden Boot winner Harry Kane.
Cologne are best-known in modern football terms for producing Lukas Podolski, but lately another attacker has been banging the goals in.
Ahead of Werner in the Bundesliga charts with 25 goals this past season was former Blackburn Rovers flop Modeste.
Failing to score in nine games on loan with the Ewood Park outfit when they were relegated from the Premier League in 2012, he has since bloomed late into a prolific Bundesliga marksman and has something to prove in England.
Modeste, 29, has 59 goals in 123 German top-flight games for first Hoffenheim and then Cologne, while his average when starting is better than one-in-two (56 in 102).
Reports suggest Everton, 3/1 with BetVictor to sign him, could move for the French frontman if Romelu Lukaku leaves Goodison Park this summer.
West Ham United (4/1 with the same bookmaker) are also in the market for striking reinforcements and were reportedly quoted £25,000,000 for Modeste this spring.
Last, and by no means least, comes Brazil wideman Costa, who has been on the bench for Bayern in the Bundesliga (12, coming on nine times) almost as often as he’s started (14) this season.
While Brazil have already qualified for the World Cup finals in Russia next summer, regular first-team football is the only way to ensure a squad space.
Ancelotti has favoured Kingsley Coman when fit and Munich have exercised their buy option before his 18-month loan spell from Juventus finished.
Costa is reportedly frustrated by his lack of game-time at the German champions; so, like with Sanches above, Premier League teams could capitalise on that.
Tottenham are a tempting 6/1 with Sky Bet to capture Costa from the Bundesliga this summer, though Champions League finalists Juve are thought to have bid for him.
A double deal alongside Sanches from Man Utd is perfectly possible too, and the Red Devils are 10/1 to sign Costa this summer.
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