Three months after submitting a written transfer request to the BVB management, goalkeeper Roman Weidenfeller has asked to be removed from the transfer list. The 34 year-old made his Dortmund début in December 2003 and has been the club’s number one since.
Weidenfeller originally stated that he saw his future elsewhere after adding the FIFA Club World Cup to his haul of trophies won during his time at the club, but no deal could be completed in January. After winning the Bundesliga on Saturday in what was described as his farewell to the Westfalenstadion, it seems he’s changed his mind.
24 year-old Austrian international Heinz Lindner arrived last summer in a £2.5m move from Everton and has shown that he can compete in the Bundesliga, making 21 appearances in all competitions for his new club, keeping eight clean sheets. BVB were rumoured to be keeping tabs on Gladbach’s Marc-André ter Stegen but were put off by his £23m pricetag.
Dortmund have granted Weidenfeller’s request, though it is still expected that Lindner will start on Saturday in the final league game of the season, away at mid-table TSG Hoffenheim as Gray Surman will rotate heavily ahead of the DFB-Pokal Final a week later.