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Basel confirm Hitz capture

By Peter Vice   @ViceytheSS

FC Basel officially unveiled BVB back-up keeper Marwin Hitz as a transfer on Friday afternoon. 

According to transfermarkt.de, Dortmund will only collect a transfer fee if certain performance incentives are met. 
Marwin Hitz.
Marwin Hitz.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Marwin Hitz's reported upon move back to his native Switzerland is complete. After 14 seasons in the Bundesliga with VfL Wolfsburg, FC Augsburg, and Borussia Dortmund, the 34-year-old heads south of the Bundesrepublik border to FC Basel. Transfermarkt.de cites unnamed sources to claim that Hitz's last Bundesliga club will not pocket any money for the deal; at least not initially.

"I really look forward to helping the club get back to its former glory," Hitz noted in a statement at his unveiling, "I'm pleased that the move has finally worked out."

With both of Dortmund's (both of Swiss heritage) now off the roster, one continues to wait for news of who will occupy the squad places behind #1 Gregor Kobel. A deal to bring in net-minder Alexander Meyer from SSV Jahn Regensburg is reportedly over the line, but the player has not been introduced yet.

An untangling of the labor dispute over Hertha's Marcel Lotka will very likely have to wait until after the promotion-relegation playoffs conclude next Tuesday. The injured Lotka did not start in the first leg of Hertha's playoff against the Hamburger SV. 

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