With Sokratis move to Arsenal seems imminent, Dortmund need to look to replace the Greek defender who has been the key to their solidity in the recent seasons, and they need to do it quickly.

News and updates about the 30-year-old defender’s move to the Premier League side have perhaps stalled a bit lately, but according to The Daily Express, the deal will not be announced until July due to Borussia Dortmund’s fiscal year.

Dortmund have several players that have been linked with them for some time now and knowing that their big defender’s move is almost official now, I think they should probably make a move of their own and decide now.

Sokratis, who only has one year left in his current contract has been a vital figure in the heart of the defence for Die Schwarzgelben but suffered a little dip in form last season but he is seen by Unai Emery as the perfect short-term fix for Arsenal.

Today I have compiled a list of several defenders that could be an ideal replacement of Sokratis at Dortmund.