By Peter Vice
Borussia Dortmund boss Sebastian Kehl officially confirmed to NRW’s “Ruhr Nachrichten” that the club would not be extending the contract of Dax-Axel Zagadou on Thursday.
The Frenchman will be available to any club willing to take a chance on a free.
|Dan Axel Zagadou.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
French defender Dan-Axel Zagadou wants to join the list of Dortmund departures this summer. Incoming BVB sporting director Sebastian Kehl, speaking to local daily Ruhr Nachrichten, confirmed that the 22-year-old’s expiring contract will no be renewed. Kehl noted that the decision came after “open and frank discussions with the player.”
The young Frenchmen’s five-season tenure with the Black and Yellows thus comes to a close. Zagadou–once considered a €30 million player–was dogged by persistent injury misfortune after making the step to BVB from PSG. His estimated market value has sunk to €9 million. There remains some interest in the potential loading player. He was linked with Manchester United early in the current calendar year.
The parting of company with the injury-prone Zagadou leaves Dortmund with six players to send off on Saturday in their final match of the season at Signal Iduna Park. Keeper Roman Bürki, midfielder Axel Witsel, retiring defender Marcel Schmelzer, and loanees Marin Pongracic and Reinier are the other confirmed departures.
Dan Axel Zagadou
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