West Ham United’s hopes of signing Niklas Süle are now well and truly over after Borussia Dortmund confirmed he will be joining them from Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer.
The Hammers were interested in signing the 25-year-old centre-back from Bayern Munich in the summer according to club insider ExWHUemployee.
David Moyes was desperately trying to bolster his central defensive ranks at the London Stadium during the January transfer window.
Angelo Ogbonna is out for the entire season with an ACL injury whilst Kurt Zouma has only just returned to action.
Meanwhile, Issa Diop isn’t fit to be playing regular Premier League football.
Süle would have been a superb addition for the Hammers in January or even in the summer on a free transfer. Our hopes of signing the defender from Bayern Munich are now officially over, however.
Niklas Süle joins Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer
BVB confirmed that the 25-year-old centre-back will be joining them on a free transfer from Bayern at the end of the season:
Oh well, that’s the end of that particular transfer rumour! And that’s a real pity for West Ham.
Ex-Bayern boss Josef ‘Jupp’ Heynckes was a huge fan of Süle and described him as a ‘world-class’ centre-back (Bundesliga’s official website).
The Germany international is a top-class defender and considering the fact that he’s just 25, he would have been a superb addition for West Ham.
In 19 Bundesliga games this season, Süle has averaged 0.9 tackles, 1.1 interceptions and 1.7 clearances per game. He has also won an average of 1.6 aerial duels per match (Who Scored).
The 25-year-old is a very good passer of the football. He averages 61.8 passes per game and has recorded a completion rate of 89.6% (Who Scored).
Süle would have been a huge upgrade on both Issa Diop and Craig Dawson at the London Stadium. He would have been the ideal long-term replacement for Angelo Ogbonna as well.
It’s a real shame that we have missed out on the German. He will undoubtedly be a huge hit with Borussia Dortmund from next season onwards.