On Thursday, German club Borussia Dortmund claimed that they had reached an agreement with the Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann but now the German international custodian has come out and denied that any concrete agreement ahs been reached between him and the German side.
Goal.com reports that Lehmann is not looking to commit himself to Dortmund in the long run. What the 38-year old wants is a short term deal with the club, preferably a loan deal till the end of the season, so that he can become a free agent and have control over his future.
This is what Lehmann said to the Kicker magazine:
If I can get my private matters satisfactorily resolved then I could come, otherwise I won’t If I come to Dortmund then it would only be for six months. I want to have complete freedom to decide what I do next in the summer.
Seems like Mr. Lehmann wants to have the cake and eat it too. He is no more the number one at Arsenal and Dortmund provide him the only way for him to play matches regularly so that he is able to retain the German shirt at the Euro 2008 finals. But it appears that Lehmann wants everything according to his desires.