Julian Brandt denies claims that he is free to leave Borussia Dortmund

Julian Brandt (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Julian Brandt (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

Julian Brandt and Sebastian Kehl have poured cold water on reports claiming that the playmaker is free to leave Borussia Dortmund this summer.

The future of Julian Brandt has been the subject of a lot of speculation in recent months. And Sky Sport claimed last week that the BVB bosses have told him that he will not have a significant role to play next season. The report added that Borussia Dortmund will let Brandt leave this summer if they receive a suitable offer for him.

But the Germany international has now denied those claims, saying that no one at the club has spoken to him about him being free to leave. When asked about the speculation, Brandt told SID:

"“I have heard about the story, of course. But not everything you hear is true. I can definitely say that no one has spoken to me about such a topic.”"

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl also denied the claims during a media round on Monday.

"“That’s not true. Julian has made a real step forward last season. He scored more goals and was significantly more involved. He has ambitious plans for this season and wants to go to the World Cup,” Kehl said."

Julian Brandt is coming off what was arguably his best season in a Borussia Dortmund shirt. The playmaker scored nine goals and registered ten assists in 40 appearances across all competitions last season. While the 26 year old’s inconsistent performances still frustrated fans at times last season, he did manage to fight his way back into the Germany squad.

But Borussia Dortmund have brought in a number of reinforcements in attack this summer, and it remains to be seen what role Brandt will have in the team under Edin Terzic in the coming season.

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Brandt, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Bayer Leverkusen for a fee of 25 million euros in 2019, still has two years left on his current contract with the club. He said in April that he feels comfortable at the club, and is not looking to leave.