Manuel Akanji on the Manchester City lawn after his transfer from Borussia Dortmund.

Makes way to Borussia Dortmundd a mud fight? After his departure, Manuel Akanji is again shooting poisoned arrows in the direction of his old homeland.

Apparently, when Akanji switched from Borussia Dortmund there were some misunderstandings about Manchester City – which are now being clarified in an ugly way.

Borussia Dortmund: Manuel Akanji follows suit

After the stalemate around his transfer, things are now getting toxic. After scratchy statements from Manuel Akanji about his BVB departure and a clear reaction from sports director Sebastian Kehl, the Swiss is now up again.

What happened? Dortmund announced in May that Manuel Akanji did not want to extend his contract and that he should therefore be sold in the summer. The poker stretched like chewing gum. A lightning move to Manchester City only came about on Deadline Day.

Third round in a battle of words with Kehl

Until then, the defender was still allowed to train, but sat in the stands during the games. Reason enough for Akanji to start a public war of words after his departure.

In the Swiss “Blick” he said: “The performance principle no longer counted, I sat in the stands, no matter how well I trained.” In Dortmund, things were said about him that “were just not true”.

After his departure from Borussia Dortmund, Manuel Akanji raises allegations again. Photo: IMAGO/Photo only

“I never said I really wanted to change”

When they met again in the Champions League, Kehl reacted to the allegations, saying in the direction of his ex-player that he would have “saved the statements that came afterwards, in his place”.

Kehl emphasized that Borussia Dortmund would have been only too happy to extend the contract with Akanji “because he is a good player”. It was the Swiss who really wanted to leave.


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The national player, for his part, does not let that sit on him. In the newspaper “20 Minuten” he fired back again.

“I never said I really wanted to change,” the 27-year-old clarifies. “I said I’d like to take the next step if it’s possible. That was often misinterpreted.”

Is it all a misunderstanding? Apparently there had been communication problems during the contract talks. But Akanji doesn’t want a mud fight. “I don’t want to talk about it too much anymore,” he says. “It’s a chapter I’d like to put behind me now.”

Source: Derwesten

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