The most recent Bundesliga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisThe midfielder has had his fair share of injuries over the last year, particularly with a groin injury which kept him out for the majority of the 2014/15 season. The Pole will miss a tour which spans Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, and now his fitness for the start of the Bundesliga campoaign is in doubt.
Fantasy AnalysisSerbian midfielder Jojic has signed for FC Koln until the summer of 2019. Jojic got his fair share of starts for Dortmund in the first half of the 2014/15 season but fell down the pecking order after January. The 23-year old made 20 Bundesliga appearances over one-and-a-half seasons for Dortmund but has now moved to FC Koln for a fee believed to be just under €3 million.
Fantasy AnalysisRamos was ruled out for three months shortly before this summer's Copa America but looks like he will return sooner than expected. The player had a poor first season with Dortmund but sporting director Michael Zorc has said that he is confident he will make a big impact when he returns: "If he did not have the quality to play for us, we would not have signed him."
Fantasy AnalysisDepite strong rumors that the Italian may be going elsewhere this summer, Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has revealed that no bids have been made. Zorc was quoted as saying that "we have received no offers for Immobile. He is still a part of our squad." Meanwhile Immobile's agent seems to have ruled out any move whatsoever. He stated that "Dortmund have taken him off the market. He's going to join the German club on their summer preseason training camp."
Fantasy AnalysisIt was long believed that Gundogan would leave the Bundesliga outfit this summer, but the possibility of staying at Dortmund came up last week, and the German finally made it official Wednesday. The 24-year-old had three goals and four assists in 23 league appearances last season.
Fantasy AnalysisCosta will join up with the squad for preseason training in about 10 days, as he was with the Brazilian national team for the Copa America. He's got a bit of competition for a role as a striker, mostly from Robert Lewandowski, but with the way Bayern smashes through most Bundesliga opponents, he could still be a very viable fantasy option when he starts.
Fantasy AnalysisWith new Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel signing Roman Burki from Freiburg recently, Langerak has been deemed surplus to requirements. The Australian made nine Bundesliga starts for Dortmund last season but only ever really got a shot at the first team when first choice Roman Weidenfeller was out with a back injury. Langerak is now set to move to Stuttgart, pending a medical.
Fantasy AnalysisOnly a week ago, it appeared as if Gundogan was definitely transferring elsewhere. However the midfielder's agent has revealed that Gundogan is still considering staying at Dortmund. "If you had asked me last week I would have said that Ilkay will certainly leave Dortmund this summer, but now it is clearly an option to sign a new contract at Borussia. This was a very good discussion. Tuchel's plans for Borussia are so exciting that Ilkay is pondering them at the moment."
Fantasy AnalysisAubameyang was often Dortmund's leading light last year in an indifferent season and so is bound to be linked to a move elsewhere this summer. Real Madrid have been rumored suitors for Aubameyang and now Arsenal are reportedly launching a bid for him to bolster their strikeforce.
Fantasy AnalysisWith Bender supposedly earning around £2.2 million per year, it has been reported that new Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel may be keen to sell the midfielder to free up some of the wage bill. And it is no surprise that Bender is attracting interest from England, with his competitive game bound to be a hit in the Premier League.