Jeremy Toljan has so far struggled to carve out a role on Lucien Favre’s team. The young fullback has been on the bench a few times this season but hasn’t played a single minute. Although he was rumored to several clubs this past summer, Toljan decided to stay and fight for his spot on the team. The lack of playing time might make him reconsider this choice and according to Fussballtransfers Inter Milan and Betis Seville are interested in him and could make a move for him in January. Borussia Dortmund would probably not be opposed to getting a deal done.
German outlet Reviersport have summed up the situation for some BVB-players that have only been rotational players so far this season, or worse haven’t played at all. Some of them will possibly leave in January.
The biggest name of them all is Shinji Kagawa who has not been a vital part of the team this season. Lucien Favre has moved Marco Reus to Kagawa’s preferred “10” position and he’s been excellent. In addition Mario Götze and Mahmoud Dahoud are also oprions for the position which means Kagawa finds himself mostly on the bench or not on the squad at all. The Japanese international was already linked with a move to FC Seville this summer but he stayed after all, that could change in January.
Another player who is looking to move on is Dzenis Burnic. The youngster hasn’t played at all and his contract runs out next summer. Reviersport claim his agent is already looking for a new club on a permanent deal.
Sebastian Rode is another player who has been left out of the matchday squad for the most part. Delaney, Witsel, Weigl and Dahoud are clearly ahead of him on the depth chart and it doesn’t look like it will change anytime soon. Rode could be looking for a new club come January.
Axel Witsel has been arguably Dortmund’s best player this season. Michael Zorc had a great summer in the transfer market and the acquisition of the central midfielder could be considered the best transfer in the entire Bundesliga. The 29-year-old is also enjoying his time in Dortmund:
“To transfer to BVB was the best sporting decision I’ve ever made! I have never played with better players than I do here. Plus the location is ideal. My family and me are now very close to home again”
Daily Buzz: Kagawa, Toljan, Rode, Burnic and Isak have all been linked to a move in January, in addition there has been some speculation about Weigl and even Toprak. Which players do you think could leave?