As one of the most interesting players in the Bundesliga, Julian Brandt has enjoyed a very interesting revival. His move into a more central position from the wide areas at Bayer Leverkusen has coincided with him enjoying arguably the best season of his career. With the club unlikely to make the UEFA Champions League spots now, though, a move to Borussia Dortmund appears to be likely.
With the likely signings of Nico Schulz and Thorgan Hazard, too, BVB are making some big moves this summer. The arrival of Brandt would show their clear intent to add to a squad that is not lacking in quality, but in depth. Another forward may arrive, too, depending on who moves on from the club. Brandt, though, would make a remarkable option for the club – given he has been linked with moves to England for some time, with both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur credited with an interest.
An impressive six goals and eleven assists from thirty three league games has Brandt as one of the best players in the Bundesliga this year. At 23, he looks set to move up the positions of the league and could give Dortmund another layer of quality to pick from in midfield.
This year, creativity has often felt like minimal for BVB. The arrival of a player who knows how to create and how to get forward, as well as score goals, could help to revolutionise their at times one-paced midfield. If Leverkusen miss out on the Champions League, this move could happen relatively quickly.