The most recent Bundesliga fantasy soccer news from RotoWire.
Fantasy AnalysisBender is believed to be wanted by Tottenham, the club wanting to add some midfield steel to their squad. The Premier League side have failed in their attempts to sign Everton's James McCarthy this summer and so have now turned their attention to Dortmund's midfield lynchpin.
Fantasy AnalysisAubameyang has been linked with a move to Arsenal for much of the summer but has now commited his future to Dortmund. "Every part of me wants to be here and I have never wanted to leave," he said.
Fantasy AnalysisBuerki marked his debut for Dortmund with a clean sheet as his side took a narrow one goal lead into the second leg of the tie. The goalkeeper transferred from relegated Freiburg this summer and is widely expected to be the number one pick over Roman Weidenfeller, who had to be content with a place on the bench.
Fantasy AnalysisThe season started early for Dortmund, having to participate in the early rounds of the Europa League to qualify for the group stages. The German captain looked solid in Austria, keeping a clean sheet, however he also received a yellow card in stoppage time.
Fantasy AnalysisMkhitaryan started off the new campaign with an assist as Dortmund's season started early in Austria. He played the ball across the box for Jonas Hofmann after just 14 minutes to create the only goal of the game. The Armenian could also have had a goal of his own but he dragged his strike wide.
Fantasy AnalysisThe winger spent the season on loan at Mainz last year and returned to Dortmund to play under the same tutelage of coach Thomas Tuchel. It took Hofman just 14 minutes to mark his return, tapping in with ease after Henrikh Mkhitaryan had played a ball across the box. After an impressive showing, Hofmann will surely be challenging for a permanent first team spot this campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisThere has been much speculation that Reus may leave this summer but his agent has now confirmed that he won't be going anywhere. "We read the rumours that are circulating about an alleged transfer for Marco. We can say with certainty that the player is having a wonderful time at Dortmund. He is flattered by the interest of many European teams, but he's recently decided to stay in Dortmund."
Fantasy AnalysisVidal was linked with a number of European clubs this summer, most notably Arsenal, but the German giants stepped up with a bid reportedly around £26 million plus add-ons. He is an elite central midfielder who will likely link up with Xabi Alonso to form one of the best midfield duos in the world. He doesn't score a ton, which limits his fantasy value in most formats, though Bayern are a much better offensive team than Juventus.
Fantasy AnalysisThe Colombian has been at the at the centre of a battle between the two English sides in recent weeks. However it appears that the striker has turned down both clubs and is keen to fight for his place at Dortmund. New coach Thomas Tuchel is thought to want Ramos to stay for the upcoming season despite the forward having such a torrid time in his debut Dortmund campaign.
Fantasy AnalysisArsenal have been linked with Aubameyang for much of pre-season but any advances have been shut down by Dortmund. Now the player himself has stated that he will not be leaving and is very happy at the club. He said that "you can take it for granted that I am not going to waste any time thinking about giving up how happy I am at Borussia, in the city of Dortmund and with this team. Dortmund have won the title twice in the last five years, we reached a Champions League final and had Real Madrid on the brink of elimination in the group stage when they went on to win it...If I didn't believe that I could win titles with Dortmund, then I wouldn't be here."