After plenty of talk about Roman Bürki’s future at Borussia Dortmund, the Polish goalkeeper is set to extend his stay at the club. With his contract expiring at the end of the 2020/21 season, Dortmund were desperate to finalise a contract extension for him before other opportunities arose.
Chelsea were rumoured to be interested in signing Bürki at a fee of around 15 million pounds for the 29-year-old shotstopper. In an attempt to diffuse any other such rumours, Borussia Dortmund have acted quickly to get the contract extension deal in place.
The club’s Managing Director, Michael Zorc, recently confirmed that the extension deal is almost finalised. He said, “We’re in good talks with Roman. We’ve reached a final agreement and will finalise the contract extension – i.e. sign the contract – in the coming days. I’m absolutely delighted that we’ll have Roman in goal for us for several more years.”
The club’s official website also posted Bürki’s thoughts on the contract extension He was quoted saying, “We’ll find a date next week to get the contract extension done, because I simply feel very happy here. Throughout all the years that I’ve now been here, I’ve gone through a lot and yet I’ve still always felt the love from the club. I’m absolutely delighted.”
Bürki could very well finish his career at Borussia Dortmund, just the way his predecessor, Roman Weidenfeller, did. Bürki is entering his sixth season at the club and spoke out on his ambitions for the future. He said, “We want to continue winning our remaining matches and produce good performances. It’s fantastic that we almost have the Champions League in the bag and that we’ll be able to play in it again next season.“