Bundesliga Daily rounds up all you need to know from Germany's 18 top-flight clubs. On 23 July, Borussia Dortmund's Thomas Tuchel talked up his newest recruit, Hamburger SV head coach Bruno Labbadia gave his verdict on one of the USMNT's most exciting stars and Eintracht Frankfurt bolstered their defensive ranks for 2016/16.
Master and apprentice reunited
Thomas Tuchel is delighted to have Andre Schürrle working under his wing again after coaching the Germany international back when he was in charge of 1. FSV Mainz 05. "I've known him a long time," the Dortmund tactician said following confirmation of the 25-year-old forward's high-profile move from Bundesliga rivals VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. "I remember his first ever Bundesliga game not because of what he did in attack but because he was our first line of defence - he was always checking back. He's become a really accomplished player, he posted a really good goals return last year in spite of a difficult season for Wolfsburg, and I'm sure we'll benefit from his stability if we want to defend from the front."
*"Everything's still new for me: new city, new teammates - but I've already found a new apartment here."
Varela joins Frankfurt
With last season's relegation near-miss still fresh on their minds, Eintracht Frankfurt have delved into the transfer market for the seventh time this summer to bring in Uruguayan right-back Guillermo Varela on a season-long loan deal from Manchester United FC. The 23-year-old made 11 appearances for the Red Devils last term and looks set to feature prominently in a position that has been something of a problem for the Eagles ever since Sebastian Jung left the club for Wolfsburg two years ago.
Leverkusen in sync
Kevin Volland is forming quite the understanding with the likes of Karim Bellarabi, Julian Brandt and Javier 'Chicharitio' Hernandez at Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The 23-year-old scored his fourth and fifth goals for the club in Friday's 4-0 pre-season win over TuS Koblenz, just six days after netting a hat-trick against Dellbrücker SC. "It's a lot of fun to play alongside these guys," the former TSG 1899 Hoffenheim forward said. "We're playing well together and we've made another step in the right direction. I'm not getting too carried away, though. What counts are goals in the Bundesliga and Champions League."