Borussia Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz has announced that he will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
Second-choice goalkeeper Marwin Hitz has revealed that his time at Borussia Dortmund will come to an end this summer. In a statement on Instagram, the Swiss shot-stopper said that after four years in Dortmund, he has decided to take on a new challenge. According to Ruhr Nachrichten, Hitz is set to join Swiss side FC Basel in the summer transfer window.
Hitz joined Borussia Dortmund on a free transfer from FC Augsburg in 2018 and has made a total of 46 appearances for the club. Despite being the second-choice goalkeeper for the majority of his BVB career, Hitz has always been a reliable presence between the sticks whenever called upon. The 34 year old will now be aiming to make a fresh start at his new club next season.
Third-choice goalkeeper Roman Bürki will also be leaving Borussia Dortmund this summer to join MLS franchise Salt Lake City SC. So the BVB bosses may well look to bring in a new second-choice goalkeeper. Kicker reported earlier this month that SSV Jahn Regensburg goalkeeper Alexander Meyer is a potential candidate for the role of Gregor Kobel’s back-up.
Borussia Dortmund have also reached an agreement to sign young goalkeeper Marcel Lotka on a free transfer from Hertha BSC. But the Berliners are still trying to do all they can to keep the 20 year old at the club. Luca Unbehaun and Silas Ostrzinski are the other goalkeepers in the BVB ranks at the moment.