Borussia Dortmund have confirmed via their Twitter account that Serbian centre-back Neven Subotic has been allowed to stop training so that he can negotiate a contract with a prospective new club.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) July 7, 2016
The tweet translates as “Neven Subotic was exempt from the training in order to conduct negotiations with a potential new club.”
What’s more, German outlet Kicker suggest the Bundesliga giants will sell for €10m and that the centre-back is on his way to England – with a Premier League move likely. They suggest Spurs are likely suitors, but Liverpool and Arsenal have also been linked with the 27-year-old’s services.
Subotic was a key part of Jurgen Klopp’s title winning sides in Germany, but the centre-back’s stock has fallen since and is not a starter under Thomas Tuchel. He possesses vast experience though, is positionally excellent and composed on the ball.
Unless Mamadou Sakho receives a lengthy ban, we’ve no need for Subotic, but we’ll find out the results of the impending UEFA hearing soon. Without our Frenchman, we’ll need some enforcements, and have also looked at Thomas Vermaelen (talkSPORT), so it wouldn’t surprise us if the club did hold preliminary talks with Subotic, who’s very much available.