BERLIN (AFP) – Julian Weigl is set to stay at Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga leaders have insisted, with the Germany international reportedly a target of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the current transfer window.
“He’ll remain in Dortmund,” Director of Sport Michael Zorc told broadcaster ZDF.
Weigl, usually a defensive midfielder, slotted into defence at centre-back in Leipzig as cover for the Swiss Manuel Akanji, who is sidelined long-term, and was magnificent as Axel Witsel’s first-half strike gave Dortmund the three points.
Zorc described Weigl’s performance against Leipzig as “flawless”, even though he was playing out of position, as more than 95 per cent of his passes hit their target.
US midfielder Christian Pulisic will join Chelsea in July, but Zorc had ruled out the sale of any other Dortmund stars in the current transfer window, which closes in Germany on January 31, as “we don’t want to let go of the players we need to achieve our goals”.