Well, there hasn't been much activity from Borussia Dortmund in this summer. We have signed former-Stuttgart striker Julian Schieber, we let Shinjii Kagawa go to Manchester United for a reasonable hefty fee of 17 million Euros, and finally, we will be officially getting Mustafa Amini back into the squad after being on loan out in Australia, playing for the Central Coast Miners for a year.
Schieber will be a nice addition to our team. He will provide a nice back-up for Lewandowski, and he can replace Mohamed Zidane in that role. Shinjii Kagawa will be sorely missed, playing very good last season a play-making midfielder who could score. But, we did sign German-international Marco Reus, who can fill in as the Japanese's replacement for years to come, only being at the age of 23. Kagawa's move to England also means that Ivan Perisic will likely receive more playing time in 2012 and 2013. He did impress last season, tallying up seven goals and dishing out four assists. His presence off the bench was very helpful.
We will be competing in the opening round of the Champions League in the upcoming season, along with the Bundesliga and the DFB Pokal, obviously. Jurgen Klopp has said that he does think that winning the Champions League is not impossible, despite the early exit we had last year. He also stated that winning the Champions League is one of the club's top priorities for this season. Looking from a fan's perspective, this is good to hear. I don't want us to be embarrassed and only take four points from a possible 18. Being the champions of Germany, two years in a row, anything worse than a QuarterFinals appearance would be a big disappointment in my eyes. Here is hoping for the best, in all leagues, for my club, BV Borussia Dortmund!!!