Report: Holstein Kiel want to extend Tom Rothe loan

Tom Rothe
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Holstein Kiel are hoping to keep Tom Rothe on loan for another season as they look to prepare for life in the Bundesliga.

Tom Rothe has enjoyed an excellent loan spell at Holstein Kiel this season, and has played a crucial role in helping them clinch promotion to the Bundesliga. As they prepare for their first-ever top-flight campaign, Kiel now want to extend the highly rated left-back's loan spell.

According to Kicker, the newly promoted side would like to keep Rothe at the club, preferably on another loan deal.

Borussia Dortmund have been clear about their plans to integrate Rothe into the first-team next season in the past. But the opportunity to play regular first-team football in the Bundesliga may prove to be a better choice for the 19 year old's development.

Rothe has made a total of 34 appearances for Holstein Kiel so far this season, and has three goals and nine assists to his name.

Playing at left wing-back, the Germany youth international has come up with a number of decisive attacking contributions this season. He scored the winning goal against promotion rivals Hamburger SV last month, and also set up the goal that helped Kiel seal promotion against Fortuna Düsseldorf last weekend.

It will be interesting to see what the future holds for Tom Rothe, who has made a total of seven appearances for Borussia Dortmund. Ian Maatsen is currently the first-choice left-back at BVB, and those in charge are likely to pursue a permanent move for him in the summer.