Borussia Dortmund face an interesting decision with Marius Wolf this summer with his loan move with Hertha Berlin coming to an end.
Marius Wolf is on his way back to Dortmund this summer after his season long loan to Hertha Berlin where he finally found his way back to the starting XI. Wolf was somewhat of a disappointment for the black and yellows, joining after playing an important role with Nico Kovac’s Eintracht Frankfurt side.
Arriving for a measly 5 million euros, the now 25 year old German wing-back was expected to be a crucial role player for the team. But he failed to make the desired impact, scoring only once in 23 appearances.
Although his loan spell at Hertha Berlin helped him revitalise his career. Wolf now faces a big decision this summer, will he continue with Dortmund or will be looking for a different short term or permanent home?
Here we will take a look at the options facing Marius Wolf and what is most likely/best for him in the near future. Marius Wolf is hardly a household name in Dortmund and although he had a solid enough season in Berlin he likely doesn’t have much of a future in Dortmund.
His only real chance at game time is at right wing-back with the departure of Hakimi but even then, Dortmund have promising youngster Mateu Morey and the established Thomas Meunier. Thorgan Hazard is also more than capable of filling in there. As a result, keeping Wolf doesn’t really make much sense for the player or for Dortmund.
He could also be used as a back-up winger, but it will be up to Lucien Favre to see if he is good enough to be given a chance in the team next season. Although just two goals and in the last two seasons don’t bode well for his chances.
The best option for both parties would be to leave the club, the only reason it could end up being a loan instead of a permanent move away is if the clubs looking to bring Wolf in are unable to meet Dortmund’s asking price. Hertha Berlin and AS Monaco are said to be interested in signing him, and hopefully one of the two sides will be able to come to an agreement with Dortmund.