Nothing is official as of yet, but there are massive rumours that Jurgen Klopp will be managing a Premier League side next season. Twelve months ago the British media had Klopp lined up to replace Arsene Wenger. That rumour never came to fruition, but a year on Klopp has now announced he will be parting ways with his Borussia Dortmund side. With the German standing down, will this result in a Premier League raid of Dortmund?
Klopp has made it clear that when he does leave Borussia Dortmund on July 1, he will not be taking a year out from football. Klopp’s departure has gotten everyone in football talking, and it is massively rumoured that he could replace Manuel Pellegrini at Manchester City. Should Klopp go to City, just who would he take to the Premier League with him? It would be no surprise if Klopp signed one of his current Dortmund squad to his new club – I mean, how many time did Harry Redknapp sign and re-sign Niko Kranjcar?
One Dortmund player Klopp could bring with him, and it would be no surprise if he did, is Marco Reus. Reus has stuck by his manager and his team, even when his team-mates Mario Gotze and Robert Lewandowski moved on to bigger things. Yet, on the other hand, Reus may be adamant to commit his loyalty to the club.
He already has experience in the Premier League, so Shinji Kagawa could make a return with Klopp. Kagawa’s time in England may not have been perfect, but under this manager, he is sure to have plenty of playing time. Playing for a direct rival of his former club could be an issue, but it is not unheard of.
Klopp leaving Dortmund could be perfect for Manchester United. They have been linked with Mats Hummels heavily, and this could be the time for them to finally seal the deal. Hummels would be a great fit for Louis Van Gaal’s side – a world class defender is exactly what they need.
Ilkay Gundogan is thought to be on the radar of both Manchester United and Arsenal. With Klopp out of the picture, it’s thought Manchester United have upped their interest in the midfielder.
But could Dortmund really lose so many players? It would absolutely cripple the Bundesliga side. But, no doubt, quite a few will depart, particularly to England. Hummels to United is one rumour that refuses to go away, and Klopp’s departure has the rumour mill on overload.