Mario Gotze’s future at Dortmund not decided yet, says sporting director
Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc has admitted that Mario Gotze would want to be playing more often than he is currently playing at Dortmund. Zorc has said that the two parties haven’t reached any conclusion about the future of the player at the club.
This is Gotze’s second tenure at Dortmund and he hasn’t featured as frequently as he did during his first tenure when he moved from the club’s youth team to the first team.
The midfielder has been included in the starting line-up of Dortmund only five times in the German top division this season and he hasn’t been offered any contract extension by the club either, despite the fact that his contract is expiring next summer.
“It is of course also the case with him (Gotze) that he would like to have more minutes. We are talking to Mario. That has not yet been decided.” Zorc was quoted as saying by the German daily Ruhr Nachrichten.
Zorc didn’t provide any clear picture over another player, Achraf Hakimi, who is spending his second season at Dortmund, having been brought in on loan in the summer of 2018.
According to Zorc, Dortmund had a loan deal with Hakimi’s parent club Real Madrid only for a couple of seasons and with the deal coming to an end next summer, he will technically be a Madrid player again.
But, Dortmund is very satisfied with the performances he has put in and if Hakimi wants any further association, the two parties can have a discussion.
Zorc has, however, insisted that for any further discussion, the player himself has to be interested as it cannot happen one-sided.
“According to the contract, he will return to Real Madrid in the summer because his contract will take effect on July 1. Of course we would like to see him with us longer, that's clear too. But we cannot influence it alone.” Zorc concluded.
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