Netherlands international Donyell Malen has signed for Borussia Dortmund in a deal worth thirty million Euros. The 22-year-old will sign on the dotted line. He will replace Jadon Sancho after the Englishman joined Manchester United. His contract is for five years and will run till 2026. While he is tagged a striker, the former Ajax and Arsenal youth player prefers to cut in from the left at speed to do damage. He can score and assist goals too. In his 26 league starts in the 2020/2021 season, he scored 19 goals and created 13 big chances. He recorded 11 goals and created 2 big chances in a 2019/2020 season hampered by a long-term injury. In 2018/2019, he scored 10 goals and created 5 big chances in only 6 starts. He made a healthy number of substitute appearances).
Marco Rose became famous with the Red Bull-inspired 4222 formation at RB Salzburg, but he also adopted a 4231 at Borussia Monchengladbach. At Borussia Dortmund, whatever formation he adopts, Malen will have a place as an inside forward, winger, or second striker. Donyell Malen becomes BVB’s fourth signing this summer. They have picked up goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, PSG defender Soumaila Coulibaly, and PSG midfielder Abdoulaye Kamara. BVB left-bacRaphael Guerreiro disclosed that he has spoken to Malen and the attacker is currently in isolation.