Borussia Dortmund sporting director expects an “unpleasant” summer transfer window, while Mario Götze reportedly wants a move to the Serie A.
Zorc talks about summer uncertainty
The football world has come to a standstill due to the coronavirus crisis, with a lot of uncertainty about when the seasons will get back underway. Another uncertain aspect that clubs are facing is the upcoming summer transfer window, and Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has had his say on the matter.
In an interview with Kicker, Zorc said:
“There will not be three transfers in three days this year. There is a lot of uncertainty in all clubs. We first have to manage this crisis situation. This summer will be unpleasant.”
Activities on possible transfers at the club have been put on hold for now. The Black and Yellows are said to be on the verge of signing PSG right-back Thomas Meunier, while 16 year old Birmingham City midfielder Jude Bellingham has also been heavily linked with the club.
Mario Götze prefers Serie A move
With his contract due to expire at the end of the season, Mario Götze is widely expected to leave Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer this summer. According to BILD, the 27 year old would prefer to join a club in the Serie A in Italy.
But the report says that with the country currently severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, it is very difficult for clubs to plan ahead. And that could hinder Götze’s chances of moving there in the summer.
Götze has been limited to just 19 appearances in all competitions so far this season. He has been on the pitch for only 596 minutes, scoring three goals and providing one assist in the process.