Browsing: Manuel Akanji

Centre-back Akanji has impressed in his three appearances since joining from Borussia Dortmund on deadline day earlier this month, and has managed to keep Ruben Dias, John Stones and Nathan Ake out of the team at times. His debut at Sevilla earned him praise from Guardiola, who compared his style to new teammate Aymeric Laporte and hailed the club for completing the signing.

The DFL said both players had broken the health guidelines that have governed Bundesliga clubs and players since the league restarted amid the COVID-19 pandemic on May 16.

The Gunners are expected to be in the market for a new centre-back this summer despite the fact that William Saliba is due to arrive at the club following a loan spell at Saint-Etienne.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: “Manuel’s performances put him on the radar of a number of top European clubs, and we’re delighted that he’s chosen to join us.


Borussia Dortmund are allegedly keen to push through a deal in January but according to The Independent, Liverpool have entered the race for the Swiss international’s signature.