Borussia Dortmund: Michael Zorc denies Roman Bürki agreement over new deal

Roman Bürki has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Roman Bürki has extended his contract with Borussia Dortmund (Photo by DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has denied claims that Roman Bürki is on the verge of signing a new contract, but says that both sides want to come to an agreement about an extension.

BILD claimed earlier on Friday that Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki was set to put pen to paper on a new four year, which would have seen his salary go from 3.5 million euros to just over four million euros per year. The report said that the signature was only a matter of formality, but Michael Zorc has denied any agreement.

"“There is no new stand. We are basically in talks with Roman, but have suspended the subject for the time being due to the Corona crisis. However, both sides still want to come to an agreement and can well imagine doing so,” Zorc told Funke Sport (H/T: Transfermarkt)."

Bürki joined Borussia Dortmund in 2015 from SC Freiburg for a fee of 3.5 million euros, and replaced legendary goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller as first choice in his debut season for the club. He has kept his spot as the club’s number one since then, recovering brilliantly from the rough patch of form he endured during the 2017-18 season.

Bürki revealed in January his desire to extend his contract with the Black and Yellows, saying that he owes a lot to the club for standing by him even in difficult times.

Bürki has been a consistent performer for Lucien Favre’s side, pulling off some important saves over the last 18 months, both in the Bundesliga and the UEFA Champions League. He has made a total of 30 appearances in all competitions so far this season, keeping ten clean-sheets in the process.

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He is just one appearance shy of reaching 200 games for Borussia Dortmund, and has kept a total of 71 clean sheets. With the Bundesliga possibly resuming in May, he could reach that feat soon.