One to watch: Chris Löwe

Posted on July 31, 2011


Borussia Dortmund have made some positive steps in the transfer market this summer, despite the loss of Nuri Sahin, and the champions are in fine condition ahead of the Bundesliga kick-off on Friday.

Chris Löwe is one a few signings that slipped under the radar with Ivan Perisic and Ilkay Gundogan joining Die Borussen for a combined fee of £9m. Löwe was one of the first summer signings at Signal Iduna Park after agreeing a four-year contract from Chemnitzer FC who play in the fourth-tier of German football.

The jury is still out on what sort of impact Löwe will have at Dortmund this season but the left-sided midfielder has already worked his way in to Klopp’s plans having featured in the DFL SuperCup defeat to Schalke in Gelsenkirchen last weekend.

With Marcel Schmelzer injured, Löwe tucked in to left full-back and looked very comfortable in his 77 minutes on the park before being replaced by another young talent in Moritz Leitner. He remained in the starting line-up for the weekend’s DFB Pokal victory over SV Sandhausen.

The 22-year-old is just as comfortable when playing on left-midfield or as a left-attacker and he made over 80 appearances for Chemnitzer. One of his best assets is his excellent delivery from the left, as shown here on a few occassions.

However, with such a strong left-side from last season in Schmelzer and Kevin Großkreutz, as well as, new Croatian attacker Ivan Perisic, Löwe may find it tough to play regularly for BvB but with the club competing on three fronts this season, opportunities could come around depending on injuries and suspensions.


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