Bundesliga

Ousmane Dembele

Ousmane Dembele deservedly receives Bundesliga’s ‘rookie of the year’ award

Ousmane Dembele of Borussia Dortmund was named the Bundesliga's rookie of the year for the 2016/2017 campaign on Wednesday (June 21st) as voted by the fans.  The 20-year old made quite the impact in his first season with Dortmund, scoring ten goals and providing eighteen assists across all competitions, helping his side to a third place finish and the DFB-Pokal (German Cup) title. 
RB Leipzig

UEFA clearance will help RB Leipzig retain their best talents this summer

UEFA announced earlier today (Tuesday, June 20th) that both RB Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg can compete in the Champions League next season after speculations had risen because of the fact that both clubs are sponsored by the Red Bull energy drink company. Both clubs rightfully qualified for the competition in their respective leagues; Leipzig finished second in the Bundesliga and Salzburg won the Austrian Bundesliga title. The Red Bull sponsorship of the two clubs prompted an investigation from UEFA's Club Financial Control Body, but neither club are in breach of the competitions rules and regulations because of the fact that Red Bull does not have a controlling stake of Salzburg anymore - it's just a sponsor (BBC Sport).
Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel unlucky to have lost Borussia Dortmund job

Thomas Tuchel has parted ways with Borussia Dortmund just three short days after clinching the DFB Pokal trophy with a 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt at the Olympiastadion in Berlin. The decision was officially announced after a meeting between Tuchel, CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke, sporting director Michael Zorc, and Tuchel's advisor, Olaf Meinking took place. Watzke and Zorc were both in agreement that Tuchel had not lived up to the expectations that were set forth back when he took over as Dortmund manager in the summer of 2015 after Jurgen Klopp had left.
Marco Reus

Marco Reus troubled with yet another unfortunate injury setback

Marco Reus suffered a ruptured cruciate ligament during Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 DFB Pokal (German Cup) final win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The injury occurred just a few minutes before the halftime whistle and Reus was in a noticeable amount of discomfort after attempting to jog off the injury. The German international remained in high spirits following the win, and collected his first major trophy ever, but he'll now likely face a considerable spell on the sidelines anywhere from four to six months.
Liverpool

Liverpool should be willing to splash £50m for Leipzig’s Naby Keita

Liverpool will reportedly have to pay a fee of around £50m in the summer transfer window to acquire RB Leipzig midfielder Naby Keita. As it's gotten closer to July 1st (start of the transfer window) Leipzig's valuation of their star central midfielder has gone up quite substantially. He was initially valued at around £23.5m when clubs around Europe were starting to show interest in signing him. The 22-year old enjoyed a fantastic season with Leipzig, scoring eight goals and providing seven assists in the league. Despite his hefty £50m price tag, Liverpool remain the frontrunners in the race to sign the Guinean international as Jurgen Klopp is rather keen on bringing him to Merseyside.
Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund reassuringly secure direct Champions League qualification

Borussia Dortmund secured direct Champions League qualification on Saturday afternoon in the final Bundesliga match day with a dramatic 4-3 victory over Werder Bremen at Signal Iduna Park. Braces from both Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Marco Reus sealed the deal for Dortmund and proved to be enough see off a resilient Werder Bremen side, who've been so impressive in the closing stages of the season. The result sees that Thomas Tuchel's men will qualify directly into the Champions League group stages for next year.
Timo Werner

Timo Werner should stay at RB Leipzig despite interest from around Europe

Timo Werner has had a fantastic 2016/2017 campaign with RB Leipzig, where he's scored a total of 21 goals and provided 5 assists, helping Die Roten Bullen to what's guaranteed to be a second place finish with one match remaining. Werner broke the 20-goal mark with his brace against Bayern Munich on Saturday afternoon at the Red Bull Arena in a thoroughly entertaining affair that finished 5-4 in favor of Bayern; Leipzig were leading 4-2 until the 84th minute when Bayern fought back and scored three unanswered goals.
RB Leipzig

RB Leipzig secure direct Champions League qualification for the first time ever

RB Leipzig secured direct qualification into next year's UEFA Champions League on Saturday evening with a comprehensive 4-1 victory over Hertha Berlin at the Olympiastadion. Braces from Timo Werner and Davie Selke gave Leipzig the well deserved victory at Berlin to send the club on their way to their first ever European campaign next year. The result sees that Die Roten Bullen will finish at least in third place in the league as Hoffenheim [who are currently in fourth place] have no mathematical chance of catching them in second with only two matches to go. Leipzig will now qualify directly into the Champions League group stages and will get to avoid having to play a play-in game over the summer.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang could pair perfectly with Edinson Cavani at PSG

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and it's been reported that the Borussia Dortmund striker has met with Patrick Kluivart, Paris' sporting director, this week to discuss the potential offer. Paris are prepared to offer Dortmund up to €70m to acquire Aubameyang's services and the move is looking increasingly likely to happen given the fact that Dortmund have not ruled out his sale in the summer transfer window.
Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich celebrations slightly subdued by domestic and European cup exits

Bayern Munich lifted their fifth consecutive Bundesliga title on Saturday evening following a comprehensive 6-0 thrashing of Vfl Wolfsburg. Bayern have become the first side in the league to have won the title five seasons in a row and they've done so with three matches to spare. Their win against Wolfsburg mathematically sealed their fate as they opened a ten point gap from second-placed RB Leipzig, who failed to record a victory at the Red Bull Arena against Ingolstadt earlier on Saturday.