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Report:
Germany U21 star targeted by major European clubs

By Jesvin Nellissery

According to reports, Germany U21 European Championship winner Niklas Dorsch is on his way out of Gent, with potential suitors popping up from all across Europe.

Niklas Dorsch.
Niklas Dorsch.

Calciomercato reports that the former Bayern midfielder Niklas Dorsch wants to leave KAA Gent after just one season in Belgium, and the Italian publication reports interest for the 23-year-old from Italy, France, and Scotland.


Fiorentina, Sassuolo, Lille, and Rangers are all said to be interested in the midfielder and Calciomercato reports that Gent will not stand in the way of any potential transfer for the German.

The Italian publication reports that Dorsch is available for just €7m, double the price that Gent paid for the German's services from FC Heidenheim. Dorsch has also stated his wishes to come back to Germany a couple of weeks ago, with Wolfsburg, Hertha Berlin and Freiburg all said to be interested as well.

Dorsch’s former Bayern coach Heiko Vogel spoke last year about the U21 champion saying: “Toni (Kroos) has unbelievable passing quality and unbelievable precision that is unparalleled even in world football, Dorschi is a great passer on his left foot as well as on his right, especially when it comes to switching play. He also shares his ability to anticipate things with Toni."

“For me, Dorschi is more of a player like Lothar Matthäus. He just thinks a little more defensively. In terms of style, you can also compare him to Leon Goretzka or (Borussia Dortmund’s) Thomas Delaney. A dynamic, technically good, but primarily defensive-oriented box-to-box player. I really enjoyed working with him on a football and human level. For our opponents, he was always an extremely unpleasant opponent.”


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