Borussia Dortmund have been handed a warning by pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft. With Man United still likely to be interested in taking Jadon Sancho to Theatre of Dreams and perhaps getting Erling Haaland into the bargain, the Bundesliga giants need to start winning titles.
For all of their good football, and they’re revered throughout Europe for the way in which they play the game, the lack of titles has to be a concern. Particularly where the likes of England international and Norway international are concerned.
As their international colleagues hoover up silverware left, right and centre, they will know that in a career at the top which doesn’t last for long, they need to be at the front of the queue when the titles are being handed out.
“Viv Anderson said to me, ‘but Jan, it’s quite easy, young kids want to win trophies that’s why they’re in the game,’” Fjortoft said. “I think that is the danger with Dortmund, now having the best Norwegian, the best American, the two best English, although Sancho is not at the moment, unfortunately.”
Whilst Bundesliga giants can’t guarantee trophies of course, nor can any club, and the German club still have the upper hand in any possible talks as they showed just last summer.