German left-back Robin Gosens has said that he could move to Borussia Dortmund next season. The statement will give Dortmund confidence to secure his signature as the club was rumoured to be interested in him.
Gosens is one of the stars of the Atalanta team that have made a huge impact in Serie A and Europe. The 26-year-old is contracted with the Italian club till 2022, however, he would be open to a move to Germany.
In a recent interview, the left-back discussed his future. Gosens agreed to the fact that he cannot guarantee whether he will be playing for Atalanta next season. Then he was asked directly about the rumors linking him with Borussia Dortmund.
“If there was really an offer from Dortmund and they want me to play at left for them next year, I would definitely consider it.”– Gosens told DPA.
DOES DORTMUND NEED GOSENS?
Gosens has been amazing for Atalanta in his time. This season he hit his personal best when he scored 10 goals and assisted 6 in just 28 appearances in Serie A. Though he prefers his place at the left-back, he can play in the midfield as well and has even appeared in the right-back position.
Borussia Dortmund have already started their preparation for the next season. Currently, the club has Raphael Guerreiro, Marcel Schmelzer, and Nico Schulz. Among them, Schmelzer has not made any appearance for Dortmund this season and seems to be heading out when his contract ends this summer.
Schulz also was not able to cement his place in the club. He has played just over 500 minutes in the league this season. Thus Schulz can leave the club if any offers come for him.
This leaves Dortmund with just Guerreiro who is ever-present in the starting XI. Any injury for the Portuguese will mean that the club will not have any options in the left-back position. Thus bringing in Gosens is not out of the question, as it will depend on whether the club can shift the other players in their squad.
Signing Gosens however will not be easy. Many clubs are interested in bringing the German to their teams including the likes of Juventus and Leicester City.
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