Borussia Dortmund prepare loan for Mika Marmol


Borussia Dortmund are reportedly keen to sign Spain’s defensive prodigy Mika Marmol on loan from Barcelona in January.

According to a report by Catalan media outlet El Nacional, Mika Marmol has become a key target for Borussia Dortmund in the ongoing January transfer window. The Bundesliga giants are keen to sign a short-term loan deal with Barcelona defender B until the end of the season.

Mika Marmol joined Barcelona from Jabac Terrassa in July 2018 and has since made significant progress in his career. Now a fixture in the heart of Barcelona B’s backline, the 20-year-old is widely regarded as one of Spain’s most promising young defenders.

To date, Marmol has played 44 times for Barcelona B, scoring three goals and one assist in the process. However, the Spanish defensive prodigy is frustrated by the lack of a clear path to first-team football at the club and may seek to move away from the club. Such a situation caught the attention of Borussia Dortmund.

Dortmund’s interest makes perfect sense, given that Manuel Akanji is a long-term absent with a knee injury. Moreover, Marin Pongracic has been a dud since joining a one-season loan deal with Bundesliga rivals VfL Wolfsburg last summer.

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So Dortmund could do with the addition of a center-back in the January transfer window, making Marmol a viable target. To that end, the Bundesliga giants are preparing an offer to sign the 20-year-old Barcelona prodigy on a short-term loan deal until the end of the season.

However, the Catalan heavyweights are unsure whether they will accept the proposed loan deal with an option to buy it this summer. Barcelona could also keep Marmol instead of parting ways with him if they don’t have much of a chance to sign a center-back.

As for Marmol, the young defensive prodigy is in the same situation as his central defensive partner Arnau Comas, who was targeted by another European giant at Chelsea. It remains to be seen whether the 20-year-old will make it to the Bundesliga by joining Dortmund or stay at Barcelona instead.

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