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Raphael Guerreiro could leave Dortmund this summer amid contract standoff

Raphael Guerreiro could leave Dortmund this summer amid contract standoff

Borussia Dortmund defender Raphael Guerreiro could leave the club this summer amid a contract stand-off, according to SPORT1.

The 29-year-old’s contract with Der BVB runs out this summer, and the club have previously been optimistic about tying him to a new long-term deal.

Guerreiro reportedly has an offer on the table from the club hierarchy but has yet to respond to their proposal, sparking speculation he could leave Signal Iduna Park.

The offer is understood to be the same as the defender currently earns believed to be around €5 million, but there are additional performance incentives in the deal. 

The Portugal international is reportedly unsettled by the impending arrival of Ramy Bensebaini, who will join on a free transfer from Borussia Monchengladbach at the end of the season.

Julian Ryerson, who is versatile enough to play on either side of the defence, was also snapped up from Union Berlin in the January market, which has left Guerreiro considering his future.

The former Lorient man has demonstrated his versatility to great effect this season, playing a midfield role for Der BVB, but he is more suited to the left-back position.

Guerreiro was a target for Premier League champions Manchester City last summer, but it remains to be seen if they will return for his signature this summer.

Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future at the club, Guerreiro has remained a key part of Edin Terzic’s title-chasing side this season.

The Portuguese left-back made 25 Bundesliga appearances, contributing three goals and 12 assists to help BVB push defending champions Bayern Munich for the league crown.

Dortmund currently sit one point behind title rivals Bayern at the top of the Bundesliga table with two games remaining.

Guerreiro has been a staple at Dortmund since joining from Lorient in 2016, but he could end his association with them this summer.

However, he could leave as a Bundesliga champion with the Black and Yellows hopeful of ending Die Roten’s reign of terror in the German top flight.

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