Club boss hans-joachim watzke and sports director michael zorc complied with the player’s request for contract termination "due to nevens aubergewohnlich gross merits for the club, sporting and human," BVB announced. "We have celebrated huge successes with neven in almost ten years and have had a great character in our ranks," watzke praised.
According to "kicker", the dortmund team will not demand a transfer fee for the 29-year-old central defender. Dortmund player’s contract expired at end of season.
Subotic came to borussia from mainz in 2008 and was a member of the 1. FC koln loaned out. Most recently, he did not make an appearance under coach peter stoger. In addition, the dortmund team has already signed another central defender, manuel akanji, from FC basel for around 20 million euros. "The merit principle applies. At the moment it is difficult for neven subotic here. This has nothing to do with the fact that we have a rough estimate of its value. I finally got him to come to koln," said stoger.