Borussia Dortmund linked with surprise move for Mario Mandzukic

Borussia Dortmund are showing strong interest in Mario Mandzukic.

According to a report from Calciomercato, Borussia Dortmund are linked with surprise move for Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic.

Juventus spent 21 million euros to sign the Croatia international from Atlético Madrid in the summer of 2015. The 33-year-old has two years left on his current contract which expires in 2021.

Mario Mandzukic
Mario Mandzukic

Mandzukic has scored 44 goals in 162 games for Juventus since joining the club in 2015.

The 33-year-old is considered to be one of the best strikers in Croatia. As a member of Croatia national football team, Mandzukic won 89 caps and he scored 33 goals.

His performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Borussia Dortmund.

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund

Adding a striker remains Borussia Dortmund’s top priority this summer and Lucien Favre will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

Favre is a known admirer of the player and is reportedly keen on the idea of bringing him this summer.

BVB are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

Mario Mandzukic has the talent to play many roles in attack.

According to Calciomercato, “Italian Serie A giants Juventus’ veteran striker Mario Mandzukic is attracting interest from German giants Borussia Dortmund. The Croatia international’s career in Turin is being uncertain ever since the arrival of new manager Maurizio Sarri. It has been reported in the past that Juve are looking to offload number of players to balance their books ahead of the next campaign and that the former Atletico Madrid striker is one of them. As per Tuttosport, Manzukic currently wants to stay and fight for his place in the playing eleven but is fascinated by the interest of Dortmund.”

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If Borussia Dortmund are genuinely interested, a deal would not be impossible to complete.

Nevertheless, Mandzukic stands as an excellent option for BVB.

Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Borussia Dortmund.

Will Mario Mandzukic be a BVB player soon? Only time will tell.

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