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How Dortmund can sign Batshuayi from Chelsea without selling Christian Pulisic

2.56K   //    19 Feb 2018, 05:18 IST

Michy Batshuayi has hit the ground running at Borussia Dortmund
Michy Batshuayi has hit the ground running at Borussia Dortmund

Just when people thought Borussia Dortmund will be in demise in the second half of the season after the departure of Pierre-Emerick Aubmeyang, they are right back in the competition. Moreover, they have gone stronger and are currently in a rich vein of form with the arrival of the Belgian goal machine, Michy Batshuayi.

The Belgian has impressed the fans and the board so much in his first three games that the upper echelon at Dortmund is ready to get into negotiations with Chelsea for the permanent deal for Batshuayi. Recent reports have suggested that Chelsea would ask for Christian Pulisic in a swap deal for the Belgian international. Looking at Pulisic's stats, it makes no sense to sacrifice him:

From Dortmund's point of view, selling Pulisic for Batshuayi makes no sense as their attack has been so good because of their partnership. Moreover, in the current market, Pulisic is worth a lot more and at just 19 years he has a lot to offer Dortmund before he could even think of leaving the Bundesliga giants. Since Dortmund should really get Batshuayi, here are few ways by which Dortmund can land the Belgian.

Submitting a transfer request:

This may be old-fashioned, but this is one of the main ways Bathsuayi could be a part of Dortmund permanently. Just like how Angel Di Maria pushed his way out of Manchester United to seal a move to Paris Saint-Germain, and Nuri Sahin forced his way out of Dortmund to join Real Madrid, Batshuayi could also use this way to join Dortmund.

Although Michy Batshuayi's transfer will not require the need of a transfer request, if Chelsea are really adamant that he stays if Pulisic is not involved in the deal then it makes a lot of sense to force his way out of Stamford Bridge.

Sacrifice Maximilian Philipp:

Maximilian Philipp could be the wildcard in the deal for the Belgian international. Dortmund could trade in Philipp instead of Pulisic of they are still looking for an attacker. Although Philipp has so much talent and potential, he is injury prone just like Marco Reus. His style of play is like Reus himself, even his injury record.

Germany v Spain - 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship Final
Maximilian Philipp (left) could be the wildcard in the deal for Michy Batshuayi

After a good start to the season, Maximilian Philipp has been sidelined due to injury in his knee and has been out of action for a total of three months and still, there has been no news regarding his much-anticipated return.


If he is also injury prone just like Reus then it makes no sense holding on to him. Dortmund fans don't remember the last time they actually saw Reus play and if that is the case with Philipp, then it is better to let him go.

While only time will tell what the future holds for Michy Batshuayi, given his tremendous start at Borussia Dortmund, things only look positive for the Belgian and Die Borussen should certainly leave no stone unturned in making his signing permanent.

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