Sassuolo set to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Omer Toprak

Sassuolo are showing strong interest in Omer Toprak.

According to the football transfer rumours in Italian and German media, Sassuolo are set to sign Borussia Dortmund defender Omer Toprak.

The Turkey international joined BVB from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee in the region of 12 million euros in July 2017. His contract expires in the summer of 2021.

Omer Toprak
Omer Toprak

Omer Toprak has played 51 times for BVB since signing from Bayer Leverkusen, creating 2 assists in that time.

The 30-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Turkey. As a member of Turkey national football team, Toprak won 27 caps and he scored 2 goals.

Omer Toprak is widely regarded as a key transfer target for Sassuolo this summer.

Borussia Dortmund
Borussia Dortmund

The Turkey international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of defensive player Roberto De Zerbi wants to target in the summer transfer window.

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

According to Football Italia, “Sassuolo have resumed talks for Borussia Dortmund defender Omer Toprak. Toprak was first linked with Sassuolo last month, but negotiations appeared to have stalled. Nonetheless, Gianluca Di Marzio assures they are back on track and the club are confident of agreeing a deal. The Turk is no longer first choice for Dortmund and could be set to replace countryman Merih Demiral in the Neroverdi’s backline. Roberto De Zerbi’s side have already signed full-back Jeremy Toljan from the German giants this summer.”


Borussia Dortmund are not in a position where they need to sell and would like to keep hold of the defender, but right offer may force the club to consider a deal.

The 30-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Sassuolo squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.

Sassuolo fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club this summer.

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