What is Jurgen Klopp doing in Bucharest, Romania? The Borussia Dortmund manger was captured posing for a selfie with general manager Mihai Stoica from FC Steaua Bucuresti, Chelsea’s Champions League opponent.
Was Klopp just kicking back, having a good time on a cold Romanian autumn day? Most certainly not. Unfortunately there are no clear evidence what the 46-year-old manager really did. Klopp could have talked with Mihai Stoica about some players of his, who where on the pitch against Greece. But that might be rather the duty for Dortmund’s general manager.
Some reports consider that Klopp watched the World Cup playoff between Greece and Romania earlier this week from the stands to analyse Konstantinos Mitroglou, Greek's prolific striker.
Mitroglou had a decent day. His goal, the third one in the playoffs, draw the game and provided his team with a ticket to Brazil.
As we reported earlier Mitroglou shined in other way as well scoring back-to-back hat-tricks for his club Olympiacos FC in October. He already recorded 20 goals in 17 games for club and country this season.
Mitroglou would fit Dortmund’s profile as they will lose their striker Robert Lewandowski next summer.
German tabloid Bild wrote that there have been long time rumours surrounding the 25-year-old striker with a move back to Germany. He grew up in West of Germany and played with MSV Duisburg and Bundesliga’s Borussia Monchengladbach, not far away from Dortmund, at a young age. A move back to Germany might strike Mitroglou.
Add the fact that Mitroglou will have a better chance at Dortmund’s starting line-up then at Arsenal’s or Liverpool’s, where he might be a back-up for Olivier Giroud or Luis Suarez, and this one may just be a go-er.
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