Dortmund is a beautifully played attacking team in both the Bundesliga and Europe. They exported quite a lot of players to other clubs but not every departure was successful.
Borussia Dortmund has seen a lot of players come and go, especially in the past decade, from having just spent the club into a financially flourishing club. A major contributor to getting rich quick is the transfer activity that sometimes annoys fans. The Gundogan, Aubameyang, Lewandowski are all famous for new teams thanks to their significant contributions but also many players after leaving Signal Iduna Park such as “fish leaving the tank” and struggling in new terminals.
Joining Borussia Dortmund before the 2010–2011 season, he immediately gained attention on his new team thanks to his cheerful demeanor and great contributions. Kagawa made an important contribution to bringing Dortmund into a new power in the Bundesliga by winning the German double in the 2011-2012 season. Unfortunately, that double was the last trophy the Japanese player had. In the summer of 2012, Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United called Kagawa and he immediately carried a suitcase to move to play in the Premier League for £ 12 million.
Kagawa’s career didn’t go the way he wanted from there. Player with a fresh face could not keep up with English football, Kagawa only scored 6 goals after 2 years playing with “Red Devils”, much less than the 21 goals he scored in 2 seasons fighting in Germany. The return to Dortmund in 2014 was expected to help Kagawa return to its golden age but that did not happen. After being loaned out to Besiktas (Turkey), Kagawa was sold to Spain to play for the average club Zaragoza until now.
Nuri Sahin is Dortmund’s most unfortunate story at the beginning of this decade. Ending a special season 2010 – 2011 in the Bundesliga, Nuri Sahin is a hot item on the transfer market. Real Madrid immediately spent 10 million euros and a six-year contract to remove Sahin from his childhood club in the summer of 2011. Since then, Sahin is no longer himself. He suffered an injury before the 2011-2012 season started and only played four times in La Liga before being loaned to Liverpool on loan by the Royal Spanish team in the 2012-2013 season.
Playing 7 games in Liverpool shirt, scoring 1 goal, Sahin returned to Dortmund on a loan contract in order to regain the feeling of playing football but it was too late. In 2018, Sahin left free and joined Werder Bremen until now with a record of 36 games and scored 1 goal. He is the best example of leaving Dortmund too early.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan is a strange transfer. He joined Dortmund in the 2013-2014 season with the expectation of replacing Mario Gotze, who was being dragged by Bayern Munich. A skilled player with a boom on the field like Mkhitaryan helped him have his first successful season at Dortmund. After that smooth start, the Armenian player suddenly played very “ungainly” at Signal Iduna Park, the constant disasters named Mkhitaryan made this hot-tempered player unbearable and transferred to the English Premier League. in 2016 he joined Manchester United and Arsenal before losing out in AS Roma with a loan deal.
Everyone remembers the story of Dortmund refusing to sell Dembele to Barcelona, which made the young Frenchman flutter at Signal Iduna Park. He is also the player hated by many Dortmund fans to date despite being only 22 years old.
Finally, Dembele was also given the Barcelona shirt in 2017 for a second record price of 105 million euros in the Nou Camp, he was also the fastest player to increase the price by 10 times after just one year playing football. In the two and a half years after leaving Dortmund, Dembele suddenly no longer possessed deadly passes and cold finishing. Injury has resulted in more players being born in France with Mali’s father and Senegalese mother on the hospital. The irony is that Dembele was injured on the training ground rather than playing, making Barcelona seem to no longer want to harbor Dembele. This may be a bit sad for Dortmund, but the team coach quickly smiled because they earned up to 105 million euros for a player who has only played 51 times during the last three seasons.