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Are Borussia Dortmund considering Luis Suárez deal?

According to Sky, the Uruguayan striker is keen on filling the gap left by Sébastian Haller after the Ivorian was diagnosed with a testicular tumor.

Update:
Luis Suarez offers himself to Dortmund as Haller replacement
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Following the sad news that Sébastien Haller has been diagnosed with a testicular tumor, Borussia Dortmund are facing a serious striker issue with just three weeks to go until the Bundesliga season kicks off. BVB will be without Haller, who was signed from Ajax to be the club’s starting striker this season, for an indefinite time, leading the club’s sports directorate to go back to the transfer market in search of a short-term substitute. A name that has emerged to fill that void is that of Luis Suárez, who is a free agent after his contract at Atlético Madrid expired.

According to Sky Sports, the Uruguayan striker has offered himself to Dortmund to act as a temporary solution to the vacancy left by the Ivorian striker. Sebastian Kehl, Dortmund’s sporting director, will ultimately decide if Suárez is a viable option for the club, who paid €31 million to sign Haller after Erling Haaland departed for Manchester City.

Moukoko an in-house solution for Dortmund

Suárez is 35 years but shows no signs of slowing down and is still an extremely effective striker, scoring 33 goals during his two seasons at Atlético, something that the BVB sports management will take into account when assessing the possibility of offering him a deal. Dortmund are also considering another alternative to cover for the loss of Haller by promoting 17-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko to the first team permanently. The youngster has been prolific for Dortmund’s youth sides and is a Germany youth international with 30 senior Bundesliga appearances for Dortmund over the past two seasons.

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