Hornets starlet Lukebakio linked with Dortmund switch

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Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to be linked with a summer swoop for Watford youngster Dodi Lukebakio.

Borussia Dortmund are the latest club to be linked with a summer swoop for Watford youngster Dodi Lukebakio.

Lukebakio, who signed for the Hornets in January 2018, spent last season on loan at Fortuna Dusseldorf and he impressed during his stint in Germany, scoring 10 goals from 31 Bundesliga appearances.

The 21-year-old’s impressive performances throughout the campaign caught the attention of several European clubs and he could be in line for a permanent exit from Vicarage Road this summer.

French Ligue 1 side Lille have been linked, while Dusseldorf are also keen to keep him on board in the 2019-20 season, but they could be priced out of a move.

Watford will reportedly be looking to pick up around 20 million euros for Lukebakio’s signature and that would not be a problem for Dortmund.

BVB coach Lucien Favre knows Lukebakio can score goals in Germany given that he was on target against his side last term and also grabbed a hat-trick against champions Bayern Munich.

The only question mark over Dortmund making a bid is they currently have the successful partnership of Paco Alcacer and Mario Gotze leading their attack and Favre could be reluctant to bring in another forward, having already spent 128m euros to sign Nico Schulz, Thorgan Hazard, Julian Brandt and Mats Hummels in this transfer window.

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