Club President Reinhold Lunow initially had major concerns about Felix Nmecha’s commitment (to the news). The newcomer to Dortmund has to earn the trust of BVB fans and, after his commitment, addressed the first words to the supporters of the vice-champion in a video statement. In the TM community, one of the most expensive transfers in BVB history is also being discussed a lot from a sporting perspective.
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“We are sure that Felix can very quickly become an important part of our team and will help us to grow together. We’re looking forward to Felix and would like to support him in developing as a footballer and as a personality,” commented Dortmund coach Edin Terzic on the second Dortmund signing of the 2023/24 season late on Monday evening. Nmecha himself announced in an interview on the club’s website: “I want to take the next step. I think the squad, the coaches and everything around them is really good.”
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The 22-year-old is looking forward to “the feeling of being a BVB player” and “playing in front of these great fans in this stadium.” should feel “most comfortable in the center. I try to work a lot for the team with and without the ball. I want to play confidently, always have the ball, be creative and fight for the team.”
Asked about the critical voices that had arisen in the course of his move because of his highly controversial Internet posts, Nmecha said: “I think some things have been taken out of context. I am a Christian, I love all people and do not discriminate against anyone. I hope that the fans will give me the chance to get to know me.” Club president Reinhold Lunow stressed that he had confidence in the new signing despite initial skepticism.
“Felix Nmecha’s signing has sparked controversy as he has shared content that could well be interpreted as homophobic or anti-queer. That’s why I initially had my doubts as to whether he shared the values of our Borussia,” Lunow tweeted after the transfer was announced on Monday.
In a direct conversation with the 22-year-old, which he had with BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke before the commitment, “he credibly assured me that he shares the values of our basic code of values and will act accordingly,” Lunow continued. In view of “the criticism in the run-up to the transfer, the national player will still have to earn the trust of many Black and Yellows,” said the BVB President and added: “He has my trust.”
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TM community discusses Nmecha fee: “It’s brutal”
In the TM community, Nmecha’s transfer is also being discussed a lot from a sporting point of view. “Let US be as tolerant as we expect him to be. Everyone deserves a chance – if not at the hottest club in the world, then where!?” user “_Box2Box_” welcomes the ex-Wolfsburger. “Expectations are there. I hope he can confirm it. I wish it for him and BVB,” writes user “gernsbacher”. “Jeffster09” meanwhile expressed skepticism about the rumored fee of between 30 and 32 million euros:
“I think 30 million is brutal. Álvarez, who at least already delivers in the Netherlands, is too expensive at 35 million and for Nmecha 30 million…. Had thought he was meant to be Dahoud’s replacement, but we’ll see. Hope he hits it.”
User “wololo” takes a similar stance: “I’m curious to see how warmly the majority of fans will accept him. As usual, the transfer fee is too high, but we can’t seem to avoid that when it comes to transfers within the Bundesliga as long as there are no clauses.” recorded 15 million euros. In the latest Bundesliga update, he was one of the biggest winners with a plus of 7 million euros.
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