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Wolfsburg defender Pongracic to Dortmund on loan with purchase option

By Peter Weis   @PeterVicey

Borussia Dortmund have their exigently needed central defender after the loan of VfL Wolfsburg's Marin Pongracic was officially confirmed. 
Marin Pongracic.
Marin Pongracic.Photo: Borussia Dortmund
German-Croatian defender Marin Pongracic will spend the season in Nordrhein-Westfalen. The 23-year-old remains under contract with parent club VfL Wolfsburg through 2024, but loan-club Borussia Dortmund reportedly receive a buyout option in the €10-€12 million range as part of the deal.

Pongracic himself constituted a rather large purchase for Wolfsburg during the January 2020 transfer window. After arriving in Lower Saxony for a €10 million fee, Pongracic briefly served as John Anthony Brooks' center-halve partner after a suspension delayed his Bundesliga debut during the 2019/20 "Rück-runde."

The emergence of Maxence Lacroix saw him relegated to the Wolfsburg bench.

Pongracic also had issues with prolonged COVID symptoms last year.

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