Neven Subotic has agreed to sign a two-year contract extension with Borussia Dortmund, as it is officially published on the club’s website. The defender, who has formed an impressive partnership with Mats Hummels during their career at Dortmund, is now contracted to the Bundesliga side until 2018.
Mats Hummels has also already made it clear that he opted to stay at Dortmund for a least one more season instead of being the heavy interest of Manchester United. The giant yellow-black club have signed Gonzalo Castro on Monday (25/5) and they will begin the life without Jurgen Klopp as Thomas Tuchel replaces his position. Klopp will be in charge for the last time on Saturday (30/5) game against DFB Pokal in Berlin. On the other hand, the club has also confirmed that Ilkay Gundogan will be leaving this summer.
Subotic showed his delight by posting on his Instagram, “I’m extremely happy about my decision to stay with BVB,” he said. “Dortmund has now become my second home. I’m now looking forward to a successful future with our team and our fantastic fans behind. We have great deal to do in the future, and I want to make a big contribution.”
The Serb is on his way back to finding the form that made him one of the Europe’s best defenders which he lost due to an anterior cruciate ligament tear in November 2013. During his career with Dortmund in this season, Subotic made 28 Bundesliga appearances and scored two goals, while adding goal in a total of 11 games in the German Cup and the Champions League.
Sporting director Michael Zorc said, “Neven came here as very young lad. He has grown into a genuine Borusse on and off the pitch. We are convinced he will be a mainstay for us next season.”