Ciro Immobile admits a return to Serie A “is possible”. The former Torino star struggled to make an impact in Germany last season. “Immobile has been told by new coach Thomas Tuchel that he still has a chance at Dortmund. “I’ll have to talk to the new Coach of Borussia Dortmund,” responded the player following the question about the chance to move to the Italian side.
New Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has said Ciro Immobile could still have a future at the club, despite an underwhelming debut season. The striker joined the German side last summer as a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, having top scored in Serie A in 2013-14 with Torino.
Immobile endured a torrid first season with Dortmund after arriving from Torino in the summer of 2014. However an exit for the Italian is not inevitable, Tuchel being happy to see past the striker’s meagre three-goal league haul last term. The coach said: “he still has a chance with me. He has, just like any other player, a great desire again and is ready to embrace it.”
The ex-Torino striker was sold to BVB a year ago for €19m, but struggled to adapt to life in Germany
with three goals in 24 Bundesliga games. He did considerably better in the Champions League, scoring four times in six games, plus three in three DFB Cup appearances.hat form has seen the 25-year-old linked with a move away from Signal Iduna Park, but Tuchel, who replaces JurgenKlopp at the helm of the club, says he will get his chance to prove that he can succeed there.
“I like good players like Andre Schurrle. I like those who are curious, open to new ideas and can leave their egos behind. Those who train unconditionally,” said Tuchel.
While the player is likely to be interested in his chance for becoming a part in Borussia Dortmund. “A return to Italy? There’s always a possibility, I’ll have to talk to the new Coach of Borussia Dortmund,” said Immobile. “It is always a pleasure to be linked with big Italian clubs.”
The former Mainz coach’s description of his favored players raised questions as to whether or not Pierre-EmerickAubameyang would have a future under him, but he insisted players with extra flair will always have a place in his team.
“If someone brings that little extra to the team, then I am willing to look the other way sometimes. But no player is allowed to use the team as a stage for his self-promotion,” added the Borussia Dortmund coach.