Borussia Dortmund CEO Watzke: COVID-19’s Economic Impact Totals 151 Million Euros

The CEO of Borussia Dortmund, Hans-Joachim Watzke, announced at Sunday’s AGM that the club had incurred a cost of 151 million euros ($165 million) due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Despite this, Dortmund made 500 million euros in sales, including player transfers, in the previous financial year. Watzke reassured everyone that economically, there is no need to worry about the club. Dortmund is known for selling talents for big profits. They sold England midfielder Jude Bellingham to Real Madrid for a fee of up to 130 million euros. However, Dortmund missed out on winning the league title last season, which Watzke described as the most terrible day of his life. He also vowed that Dortmund would never join a European Super League. Currently, Dortmund is in fourth place in the league and is first in their Champions League group. Watzke expressed optimism about their upcoming match against Milan, saying they have a chance to qualify early with a win.