Witsel confirms Dortmund departure

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By Rune Gjerulff

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel has announced that he is leaving the club in the summer.

Axel Witsel.
Axel Witsel. Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0

Axel Witsel has confirmed that he will be leaving Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season, when his contract expires.


“We concede too many goals, this season and also last season, we have to improve that for next season,” Witzel told WAZ after Saturday’s 3-4 defeat against Bochum.

“I said ‘we’, but I won’t be there at all, I’ll be gone next season,” he added.

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“I am very happy that I have played here for four years at the highest level. But I am sad to leave the club, I have many friends and great teammates here,” Witsel continued.

The 33-year-old has made 143 appearances for Dortmund, racking up 13 goals and six assists.

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