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Dortmund to keep Christian Pulisic beyond next summer - Michael Zorc

Dortmund to keep Christian Pulisic beyond next summer - Michael Zorc
From ESPN - November 14, 2017

Borussia Dortmund have no plans to sell Christian Pulisic at the end of the season, sporting director Michael Zorc says.

Zorc was reacting to a column last week by former Germany star Lothar Matthaus, who named the 19-year-old U.S. international as a fitting replacement for Bayern Munich's veteran wingers Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery.

But asked about Matthaus' suggestion, Zorc told Reviersport: "Those experts are being paid to talk a lot. Sometimes they talk sense, sometimes less so. I do not care much about that. I prefer to stick to the facts. And thus I see Christian with us in the long-term."

He added: "We plan ahead with Christian Pulisic. And when I say ahead, I mean beyond this summer. He has a long-term contract and feels at home in Dortmund."

In January, Pulisic extended his deal with Dortmund until the summer of 2020 and said this summer: "I could not go to Bayern. Usually, you ca not say something like that, but no."

Matthaus had first encouraged the German champions to go after Pulisic after the American's superb performance in a 3-1 defeat to Bayern two weeks ago.

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