Incoming manager Thomas Tuchel’s first signing for Borussia Dortmund is official. With the goalkeeper position getting increased intention towards the end of the season, when Dortmund’s first choice shot stopper Roman Weidenfeller was dropped in favour of back-up Mitch Langerak, who equally failed to convince, the club have now reacted and signed Freiburg’s Swiss goalkeeper Roman Burki.
In terms of statistics, Burki was one of last season’s standout keepers and came in second place, just behind Schalke’s Ralf Fahrmann, when it comes to average ratings. In addition to this, the Swiss was elected man-of-the-match for season record eight times. Burki was Tuchel’s favoured option and the new manager now got his man for a fee of €3.5 million. This also means that the 24-year old will not have to follow SC Freiburg to the 2. Bundesliga, but instead will remain in Germany’s top flight.
As for Dortmund veteran Roman Weidenfeller, the German international is adamant that his contract at BVB does not run out until the summer of 2016 and as such, he seems to be keen to remain in Dortmund. Nevertheless, the decision about Weidenfeller’s future will not be his alone, as the management will have to decide whether his presence could negatively influence the new No. 1.