Borussia Dortmund want to hold on to Julian Brandt for the time being despite reports linking him with a move away from the club.
|Julian Brandt.||Photo: Borussia Dortmund|
Julian Brandt has been heavily linked with a move away from Borussia Dortmund, with Lazio, in particular, said to be interested in acquiring the 25-year-old.
For the time being, however, Borussia Dortmund have no plans of letting Brandt go. Instead, the attacking midfielder will get a fresh start under new BVB coach Marco Rose.
"It makes total sense that Julian can prove himself under the new coach. He's a good guy with incredible potential," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told Kicker and added:
"However, I expect him to improve his performances and that he will continuously live up to his potential."
Brandt made a total of 31 Bundesliga appearances last season with three goals and two assists to his name.