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The Daily Bee: Axel Witsel to Leave BVB This Summer (Updated)

Borussia Dortmund will have a big hole to fill in midfield.

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Axel Witsel, who has been with Borussia Dortmund for four full seasons, confirmed in an interview with WAZ that he will be parting ways with the club in the Summer. His contract is expiring, and given his decline in play following his achilles tendon injury and his age, the club has decided that he doesn’t fit into their plans moving forward.

It’s a tough pill to swallow, as Witsel was one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga prior to his injury. Hopefully he is able to find a respectable club to play at where he can ride out his career on a high note.

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