Roman Bürki set to join MLS side St. Louis City SC

Roman Bürki. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)
Roman Bürki. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images) /

Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Roman Bürki is on the verge of joining newly formed MLS franchise St. Louis City SC on a permanent transfer in the summer.

Roman Bürki’s time at Borussia Dortmund looks set to be finally coming to an end, with multiple reports claiming that he will be joining MLS franchise St. Louis City SC. According to Transfermarkt, talks are at an advanced stage and the move should be finalised soon.

Bürki lost his spot as Borussia Dortmund’s first-choice goalkeeper last season, and has not played for the club since May. He has fallen behind behind Gregor Kobel, Marwin Hitz and Luca Unbehaun in the pecking order for goalkeepers this season.

Bürki came close to leaving Borussia Dortmund during the January transfer window as well, but potential transfers to both Galatasaray and FC Lorient fell through in the end. The Swiss shot-stopper will now move to the United States soon, where a new adventure awaits him.

St. Louis City SC are a newly formed MLS franchise, and will start competing in the 2023 season. Lutz Pfannenstiel, who was a goalkeeper during his professional career and has also previously worked at TSG Hoffenheim and Fortuna Düsseldorf, is the club’s sporting director.

The MLS season usually gets underway in February, so it remains to be seen when exactly Bürki will leave Borussia Dortmund and join his new club.

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Bürki joined Borussia Dortmund from SC Freiburg in 2015 and has made 232 appearances for the club. It is highly unlikely that he will play for the club again, with only nine games left before the end of the season.