Wolfsburg boss does not think Borussia Dortmund can afford Maxence Lacroix

Maxence Lacroix. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Maxence Lacroix. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

VfL Wolfsburg boss Jörg Schmadtke does not think that Borussia Dortmund have the financial means to sign Maxence Lacroix this summer.

Maxence Lacroix has been linked with a move to Borussia Dortmund in recent months, with reports claiming that incoming head coach Marco Rose is a big fan of the defender. But it still remains to be seen whether the Black and Yellows can afford his signature during this period of financial uncertainty.

Lacroix is likely to cost around 30 million euros, and Wolfsburg director Jörg Schmadtke believes that Borussia Dortmund do not have the financial means to buy him out of his contract. In an interview with Sportbuzzer, Schmadtke said, “I don’t think they have the financial means to buy him out of his contract.”

Lacroix joined Wolfsburg from French side FC Sochaux last summer for a fee of 4.5 million euros. He has made an immediate impact in the Bundesliga this season, and has played a crucial role in Wolfsburg’s success. The Wolves currently find themselves in third place in the Bundesliga standings, and only RB Leipzig have conceded fewer goals than them this season.

It was recently reported by Sky Sport that Lacroix has already turned down two contract extension offers from Wolfsburg. But Schmadtke did not want to get drawn into that, instead saying that the 21 year old still has a long-term contract with the club. Lacroix has more than three years left on his current contract. “The only thing I can say on the matter is that the player still has a long contract with us,” Schmadtke added.

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Borussia Dortmund are reportedly interested in signing a new centre-back in the upcoming summer transfer window. The Black and Yellows have already completed the signing of highly rated PSG defender Soumaila Coulibaly, who will join on a free transfer in the summer.