THE BALL – Farewell to former Benfica player: “He’s a great athlete, but we decided not to renew the contract” (Borussia Dortmund)

Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose announced on Thursday that two players will be leaving at the end of the season. Goalkeeper Burki and midfielder Axel Witsel bid farewell to Signal Iduna Park this weekend.

Witsel is a great athlete. He participated in many important matches for the club. However, we have decided not to renew the agreement, ”Coach Marco Rose said at a news conference before Dortmund-Hertha.

The Belgian, cast in Benfica in the 2011/12 season and transferred to Zenit for € 40 million, has been in Dortmund since 2018/19 after gaining experience from Tianjin Tianha in China. At the age of 33, he gives a new direction to his career.

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