08 Feb 2022 | 07:01
In theory, leaving Bayern, where Niklas Sule has won numerous titles, could seem like a strange move. However, for the 26-year-old, taking a new step is exactly what needs to be done. At Bayern, Sule is an important name, but he does not belong to the group of indispensable players like Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer or Robert Lewandowski. However, the situation will be different for the German midfielder at Signal Iduna Park, the environment is less star-studded and has more young players.
Thanks to his age, experience and trophy collection, the former Hoffenheim player could quickly become a leader at his new club . Along with Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, Sule will take the lead to lead potential players at Dortmund.
The difference between being a mere member in one group and being a staple in another is a small but very important one. Team-mates and new coaches will have high expectations on Sule in the big games, so the additional responsibility that Sule will enjoy offers plenty of opportunities for him to grow personally and professionally.
Settling in wasn’t an issue either, as he was so used to Reus, Hummels, Emre Can and Julian Brandt from the national team. All of that will also help the former Hoffenheim star have a good chance to win a starting spot on Germany’s national team at the FIFA World Cup later this year.
As for Dortmund, they received many significant benefits from this deal. In terms of sports, they stole a star at the peak of their career from their biggest rival after many times losing people to the opponent . Weakening the opponent may not be the main driver for the transfer, but it is certainly a useful side effect.
Sule has played more minutes in the Bundesliga this season than any other Bayern defender. He played less than Robert Lewandowski, Manuel Neuer, Thomas Müller and Joshua Kimmich. It can be said that Sule is an important name in the system of Julian Nagelsmann, who always expected the club to extend the contract with the midfielder in 1995.
Therefore, the successful recruitment of Sule is Dortmund’s special victory in the transfer market. It not only sends a statement of intent to have the best players but also highlights Die Borussen’s attraction to the stars . With Sule in the coming seasons, Dortmund could become a more watchable team.