Raphael Guerreiro set for Borussia Dortmund exit

Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images)
Raphael Guerreiro. (Photo by Alex Grimm/Getty Images) /

Raphael Guerreiro is reportedly set to leave Borussia Dortmund when his contract expires at the end of the season.

After months of speculation, Raphael Guerreiro has finally made the decision to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season. According to BILD, the BVB bosses bid farewell to the left-back behind the scenes on Sunday. The tabloid claims that Guerreiro wants a new challenge, and is said to be attracting the interest of Atletico Madrid and clubs in England.

Borussia Dortmund were hoping to keep Guerreiro at the club, and had offered him a two-year extension to his current contract. But the Portuguese international has seemingly turned down the club’s offer of a new deal and will now leave on a free transfer when his current contract expires in the summer.

Guerreiro, who joined Borussia Dortmund from FC Lorient in 2016, has made a total of 224 appearances for the club. He finished the current season with more assists (12) than any other player in the Bundesliga and also scored some crucial goals in the Rückrunde.

Borussia Dortmund are set to replace Raphael Guerreiro with Ramy Bensebaini, who is expected to join the club on a free transfer from Borussia Mönchengladbach. But Guerreiro’s departure will still come as a blow for the Black and Yellows, especially considering that he is also comfortable playing in central midfield.

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