Report: Watford striker Dodi Lukebakio wanted by Borussia Dortmund

Javi Gracia, Manager of Watford gives his team instructions during the Premier League match between Watford and Crystal Palace at Vicarage Road on April 21, 2018 in Watford, England.

Watford striker Dodi Lukebakio left the Premier League for the Bundesliga in July and has scored seven goals for Fortuna Dusseldorf.

Dodi Lukebakio of Fortuna Duesseldorf celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Bundesliga match between Fortuna Duesseldorf and Borussia Dortmund at Esprit-Arena on...

Borussia Dortmund want to sign Watford forward Dodi Lukebakio at the end of the season, according to Bild.

Lukebakio has been a Watford player since January 2018, when he moved to Vicarage Road from Anderlecht, but has made just one Premier League appearance for the Hornets.

The 21-year-old has caught the eye during a loan spell in Germany with Fortuna Dusseldorf, however, having joined the Bundesliga newcomers back in July.

 

Blessed with rapid pace and the ability to leave defenders for dead, Lukebakio has scored seven goals in 12 Bundesliga starts this season.

That included a famous hat-trick in a 3-3 draw against Bayern Munich and a coolly-taken finish in a shock win against Borussia Dortmund in December.

Dodi Lukebakio of Fortuna Duesseldorf celebrates after scoring his team`s third goal during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Fortuna Duesseldorf at Allianz Arena on...

And, according to Bild, Dortmund were obviously very impressed because they want to sign Lukebakio when his loan spell at Fortuna comes to an end. Monchengladbach, who are well placed to qualify for the Champions League next season, are also understood to be interested.

Bild points out that Lukebakio, who is now valued at around £18 million, is unlikely to be plying his trade for Dusseldorf next season. But maybe Watford could consider giving him a chance in the Premier League.

Dodi Lukebakio of Watford

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