Goalkeeper Pierre Kleinheider has had his loan spell at Borussia Dortmund terminated this morning following an “incident” at the club’s training ground, which warranted disciplinary action from the BVB management. No further statement has been issued regarding the player, who has immediately returned to his parent club FSV Frankfurt.
Kleinheider was on a season-long loan at Dortmund as cover for Australian international Mitchell Langerak, but hadn’t made a first-team appearance. Kleinheider played numerous times for the Under-23 side, including yesterday’s 0-2 defeat at Heidenheim II.
This leaves BVB in a situation where they only have one registered, fit goalkeeper – Langerak – due to first-choice Roman Weidenfeller being unavailable with a virus. Langerak recently issued a transfer request due to a lack of first team starts, though he has started 4 of the last 7 and will likely remain in the starting XI for the visit of Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday evening.
The news comes ahead of the club submitting their 25-man squad list for the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League, which begins in a fortnight’s time. The only change has been the inclusion of midfielder Jakub Blaszczykowski replacing Kleinheider.
BORUSSIA DORTMUND, UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE SQUAD 1. Roman Weidenfeller 20. Mitchell Langerak 2. Andreas Beck 3. Marcel Schmelzer 4. Neven Subotic 5. Mats Hummels 14. Taye Taiwo 15. Felipe Santana 16. Lasse Sobiech 17. Marc Hornschuh 22. Julian Koch 6. Sven Bender 8. Ilkay Gündogan 10. Mario Götze 11. Marco Reus 18. Moritz Leitner 19. Kevin Großkreutz 24. Ivan Perisic 26. Dennis Praet 28. Kostas Katsouranis 30. Jakub Blaszczykowski 7. Viktor Fischer 9. Robert Lewandowski 21. Daniel Ginczek 23. Julian Schieber