After lengthy absences due to injury, it appears that Joe Gyau’s career at Borussia Dortmund is about to come to an end.
According to a report by the Washington Post’s Steven Goff, Gyau will be moving on from BVB II to SC Sonnenhof in the 3. Liga.
Borussia Dortmund transferring American @36finest from BVB II to Sonnenhof in 3. Liga, father says. Fresh start after 2 years of injuries— Steven Goff (@SoccerInsider) January 16, 2017
Goff is very well connected in the American soccer community. And the source for the news is Gyau’s own father. So surely the club will announce this in the coming days as well.
The 24-year-old was once considered the most promising American at Dortmund, before the rise of Christian Pulisic. Former USMNT manager Jurgen Klinsmann noticed him and brought him in to the national team fold. But injuries have kept Gyau from ever reaching his potential at BVB.
The move is a significant step down for Gyau, but also represents a good chance for him to get a fresh start in his career. He could be involved in a promotion battle in the third tier of the Bundesliga, where Sonnenhof currently sit in seventh place.
It’s safe to assume there isn’t much of a transfer fee associated with this move. But we still wish Joe the best in all his future endeavors. Maybe he’ll be back in the Bundesliga someday.