Sassuolo Calcio have successfully completed their purchase of Borussia Dortmund loanee Jeremy Toljan. According to SportBild, according to the terms of the deal arranged when Toljan was loaned, the German right back only needed to make a handful of starts for the Italian side to trigger his purchase clause. Toljan, who joined Sassuolo on loan in the summer of 2019, made his 10th appearance for the Neroverdi. This means that BVB will receive €5 million, roughly €2 million less than the price Dortmund originally paid when they purchased him from Hoffenheim. While he’s still technically on loan, it’s nothing but a formality as his purchase is now guaranteed to go through in the summer.
Toljan was a disappointment from day one with Borussia Dortmund. He joined Die Schwarzgelben in the summer of 2017 and only made 16 appearances, mostly in the fall, during the dreadful tenure of Peter Bosz. He’s spent the last three years first on loan with Celtic, and then with Sassuolo. He seems to have finally found a club where he can receive significant minutes. He made 29 appearances with Sassuolo last season in Serie A, with over 2000 minutes to his name.
While Borussia Dortmund are shallow at right back, Toljan simply isn’t good enough to make the squad. It’s for the best for all parties that he continues to develop his career in Italy.