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BVB up efforts to land Balerdi

4th January 2019, 11:01 by Alex Jack

Borussia Dortmund are pushing for a deal to secure the services of Boca Juniors defender Leonardo Balerdi, according to reports.

The 19-year-old has only made five senior appearances for Boca but already the teenager has done enough to attract the interest of the current Bundesliga frontrunners.

Reports have suggested Dortmund have already been knocked back with their first official offer but are prepared to go in again for the highly-rated youngster this month.

With Manuel Akanji potentially missing the remainder of the Bundesliga campaign due to injury, Dortmund could look to be upping their efforts to land Balerdi as a replacement.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Alex Jack is a Yorkshireman with Scottish connections and well versed in a number of sports. A Leeds United supporter, who also enjoys both codes of rugby. Leeds Rhinos is where you can find him in the summer, while Alex is an avid supporter of Scottish rugby union.

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