Goalkeeper: Oliver Baumann (Hoffenheim) Ever since their promotion to the Bundesliga in 2008, Hoffenheim have held the reputation of a fun, attacking team, with flawed defense. This season, only Bayern Munich managed to concede fewer goals than they did, and Baumann, who is one of only six players to play every minute in the Bundesliga 

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If the age-old adage ‘patience pays’ can be used with reference to a football player  then that would perfectly describe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang the Borussia Dortmund forward or winger. The French-born Gabonese endured a lot of ‘footballing pain’ to be where he is right now. Christened after his father, Aubameyang has risen through the football ranks to 

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According to the Daily Star, Bundesliga outfit Schalke are set to sign Tottenham’s Nabil Bentaleb. The Algeria international midfielder is currently on loan with the German side, but Schalke will reportedly sign him up permanently by activating his contract release clause which can be triggered after he marks his 20th league appearance for the club. 

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Bundesliga is not a set of German football teams. It is a well-greased machine set for destruction, annihilation of the opponent. Probably the strongest gathering of players fueled by talent and powered by flawless strategy as well as superior management. Every footballer from the Bundesliga is not only a pro but also a bolt, a 

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In official news, Borussia Dortmund have signed Swedish wonderkid Alexander Isak from AIK. The 17 year old forward signed on a long-term deal with the German giants, who beat the likes of Real Madrid and Arsenal for his signature. The transfer fee is reportedly set at £8.65 million. As reported by The Mirror: “Borussia Dortmund 

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In official news, highly-rated Hoffenheim defender Niklas Sule will join Bayern Munich next summer alongside club teammate Sebastian Rudy. The 21 year old has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea. As reported by BBC: “Bayern Munich have signed Germany internationals Sebastian Rudy and Niklas Sule from Bundesliga rivals Hoffenheim. Both players will continue 

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According to the latest reports, Arsenal prospect Gedion Zelalem is in talks with Borussia Dortmund over a potential move. Zelalem was once considered one of the club’s most promising players, but has endured a mixed bag of sorts in his two loan stints. As reported by The Guardian: “Borussia Dortmund are in talks with Arsenal 

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How far can RB Leipzig go? The Bundesliga new-boys’ spectacular start to the season has brought comparisons with last year’s Premier League champions, Leicester City. Though obvious differences (not least the level of fan support and financial backing), Leipzig sit comfortably at the top of the table heading into match day 12 after six straight 

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Having taking over the managerial helm this past June at OGC Nice, Lucien Favre has already imposed his style of play at Le Gym, without making waves, and while in demand of higher profile European clubs. Quietly, OGC Nice sit comfortably on the podium of the Ligue 1 this season. Arriving freshly in the south 

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The debut installment of a new column about everything Bundesliga titled, “The Bundesliga Babbel”, by the insightful Victor Charnetsky. As World Cup Qualifying week ends, and Germany started qualifying with a clinical 3-0 win at Norway, die Mannschaft also bids farewell to one of their stalwarts, Bastian Schweinsteiger, last Wednesday winning a friendly match vs 

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Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the acquisition of German international Andre Schurrle from Bundesliga opponents Wolfsburg. Although an official figure is yet to be released by the club, reliable sources in Germany depict the transfer to be around £26.9 million or €32 million, making him Dortmund’s most expensive signing of all time. The 25-year old becomes 

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Manchester United have announced through their official website that Guillermo Varela has joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a season long loan for an undisclosed fee. This becomes Jose Mourinho’s first act involving the departure of a player since his appointment as manager, and is in stark contrast to Louis van Gaal’s reign which began with selling 

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For a while now Mario Gotze has been linked with a move back to his former club Borussia Dortmund, but the return now looks odds on to come to fruition sooner rather than later. Hans-Joachim Watzke – Dortmund’s Chief Executive – disclosed earlier in the week that no agreement had been arrived at, but his 

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Medhi Benatia has successfully completed a switch away from the Allianz Arena after agreeing personal terms with the Italian champions Juventus. The loan spell – which cost £2.5 million- will be for the entire season with the additional option of a permanent transfer for £14.3 million over the next two years. The Moroccan makes his 

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Bayern Munich celebrated a fourth Bundesliga title in a row on Saturday, albeit without beer, with a 1-2 win at Ingolstadt, but by Tuesday the work was being put in place to secure a fifth. Pep Guardiola, the manager who has delivered the last three triumphs, will leave for Manchester City this summer but the 

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Joshua Kimmich has emerged on the scene in tremendous fashion at the Allianz Arena this season. The 21-year-old’s stunning display against Borussia Dortmund last weekend has got the footballing world talking. So how far can Kimmich go at Bayern Munich? The versatile midfielder, who began his senior career at VfB Stuttgart, made his Bayern debut 

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The Gladbach captain made his 2016 debut for Die Fohlen vs Hamburg after serving a three-match ban for a red card given in Gladbach’s final game of the Hinrunde vs Darmstadt. In the lead up to this match, much of the discussion regarding Granit Xhaka revolved around not only this much anticipated start but also 

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The arrival of Jürgen Klopp at Liverpool coupled with the relative struggles of Mario Götze in Munich has somewhat inevitably lead to suggestions that the pair could reunite at Anfield in the near future. While a January move is highly unlikely, this has the potential to be one of the biggest transfer stories of the 

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There’s no question Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal would really appreciate some incisiveness at the top of his side at the moment. Despite the laboured win over Premier League strugglers Swansea, a series of impotent performances has seen discontent on the terraces and in the corridors of power at Old Trafford build up over 

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