Borussia Dortmund’s number one, Roman Bürki, will extend his stay at the club soon. The 29-year-old’s current contract expires at the end of the 2020/21 campaign. The Polish International has been reliable for the German club and that is why that wish to extend his stay at the club.
Bürki joined Borussia Dortmund for Freiburg for 3.5 million Euros back in 2015 as a replacement for Roman Weidenfeller, and he has done well to live up to the reputation of the former goalkeeper. He has made 152 appearances for the club in the Bundesliga alone, with 54 clean sheets in the same span of time. This means that he mas managed a clean sheet in every third game, which is impressive considering the rocky defences he has had in front of him in the past.
The club’s Managing Director, Michael Zorc, in an interview with Kicker, confirmed that there have been “good talks” with Bürki and his representatives over a possible contract extension. If Dortmund are eager to keep him as their first-choice keeper, they must do so quickly, as clubs from around Europe will be interested in signing him.
Earlier in May, Chelsea, who are going through a goalkeeping crisis, were linked to Bürki for a transfer fee valued around 15 million Euros. In order to waive off interest from clubs like Chelsea, Dortmund must get Bürki to sign his contract extension immediately.