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Borussia Dortmund set to sign Fulham top target Niclas Fullkrug

Werder Bremen striker Niclas Fullkrug is on the verge of joining Borussia Dortmund after agreeing a deal until 2026, according to Sport1.

Dortmund have been looking for a new centre-forward in the market to provide competition for Sebastien Haller and Youssoufa Moukoko and have turned to the 30-year-old.

They are also closing in on a €15 million transfer fee agreement with Werder for the German international.

He will likely be their last summer signing before the close of the transfer window tomorrow.

Fullkrug came to prominence after bagging 16 goals and five assists in the Bundesliga last season. His talismanic performances for Die Werderaner helped them to avoid relegation.

His performances caught the eye of German national team boss Hansi Flick, who handed the striker his first international call-up. 

Fullkrug repaid Hansi Flick’s trust with goals on the pitch, notching seven goals and one assist in nine appearances.

His performances attracted other European clubs, with Fulham identifying him as their top target to replace Aleksandar Mitrovic.

The 28-year-old Serbian striker left the Cottagers to join Saudi Pro League club Al-Hilal in a £46 million deal this summer.

Fulham need a replacement for Mitrovic but missed out on their top target and will have to look elsewhere.

Fullkrug has decided to stay in Germany and will look to help BVB as they challenge on domestic and European fronts.

However, the move for Fullkrug poses questions about how little the club trusts Moukoko. 

They signed Anthony Modeste from Koln last year, but Moukoko outperformed him. Modeste has now left Dortmund. 

Haller is Dortmund’s starting striker, but he will be away for the African Cup of Nations in January 2024

BVB have decided to bring in cover rather than trusting their young talent.

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