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Dortmund tracked Thiago & Isco, admits Jurgen Klopp

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Klopp gives insight on transfer dealings (©GettyImages)
Klopp gives insight on transfer dealings (©GettyImages).

Borussia Dortmund charismatic manager Jurgen Klopp has stated that Dortmund wanted to sign Spanish starlets Thiago Alcantara and Isco.

Dortmund were in the market for reinforcements after losing their starman and poster boy Mario Gotze to arch-rivals Bayern Munich.

The Gelsenkirchen club made it to the Champions League final last season and have no intention to shy away from the big stages again.

Klopp admitted he was gutted to lose Gotze but he started to look at other options and he saw Thiago and Isco as great additions that could take Dortmund to a next level and challenge for major honours next season.

Dortmund managed to sign highly-rated Armenian international Henrikh Mkhitaryan while Isco signed for Real Madrid and Thiago is now a Bayern player.

Klopp stated: "We also thought about signing Isco. We are not stupid. We had a look at Thiago Alcantara as well. We saw all of them." 

He went on further to say that it was pretty clear that Dortmund had no chance in the race of Isco's signature. 

There is no doubt that those two Spaniards would have been great signings for the BVB but Dortmund would have to offer huge salaries to attract those players as other clubs were offering huge salaries to capture those players.

So far Dortmund have signed Mkhitaryan, Sokratis Papasthathopoulous and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.

Dortmund's sporting director Micheal Zorc has also stated that the club is working on a fourth signing.

He also hinted that the player of interest is not from the Bundesliga but it can be assumed that this player is a young and promising talent that Dortmund can make into a top class player.

Dortmund will be aiming to close the gap on Bayern Munich this season as well as to reach as far as possible in the Champions League again.

To do this they need depth in the squad and a fourth signing would be great for them as they seek to wrestle the Bundesliga title from the Bavarians.

 

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