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Futaa’s daily player profile features Borussia Dortmund's and one of Germany’s brightest young talents Julian Brandt.

Let’s find out why Dortmund just paid €22m to beat the likes of Liverpool and Arsenal for Brandt’s signature…



Player bio  📕

  • Age: 24
  • Height: 183 cm
  • Club: Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
  • Position: Winger/ attacking midfielder
  • Nationality: Germany
  • Estimated transfer value: £40.50m

The roots 👶🏻

Born in Bremen, Germany on 2 May 1996, Brandt joined his hometown side SC Borgfeld as a kid in 2001 and subsequently moved to FC Oberneuland in 2009. Fast forward to 2013 and Bayer Leverkusen paid around £350,000 on a 6-year contract. At 19,  the baby-faced attacker made his Bundesliga debut.

Strengths 💪🏻



The tricks and weaves in and out of the defensive line, dinked crosses, one-two’s and mazy dribbles are all hallmarks of his on-ball game, which has seen him be successful on either side of a front three. More prominent when allowed space wide, and the ability to run at defenders and isolate them one vs. one and makes key pass assists.

Weaknesses 🤚🏻

Brandt’s defensive work is an improvement area, as the responsibility has been dropped onto his shoulders by default when his team crumples. However, his defending is still patchy.

Die Mannschaft 🇩🇪

A regular with the German youth sides across various age groups, Brandt is expected to be a constant feature in the German national team going forward. He impressively holds 24 caps - including two goals.

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