German international snubs Premier League interest.
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Freiburg centre-back Matthias Ginter has declared that he only wants to move to Borussia Dortmund this summer, despite interest from both Manchester United and Arsenal, reports Sky Sports.
The 20-year-old, who is part of Germany’s World Cup squad this summer, had previously been subject to a £7 million bid from Arsenal, which Freiburg turned down.
The player has now made it clear that a switch to the Premier League is not what he is looking for; he is only interested in a move to Dortmund. The youngster also wants any deal to be done in the immediate future as he prepares for the World Cup.
“It would be nice if we could resolve this issue now,” Ginter told the German magazine Sport Bild.
“I would like that to happen before our first World Cup game.
“If I am going to move, then it will only be to Dortmund. There is no plan B.
“Dortmund enquired about me a year ago and now I’ve spent two years playing consistently well and if the same club keeps coming back, then of course it makes you think.
“I was always a Dortmund fan and the environment and fans there are great. It’s therefore not difficult for me to say I want to play for Dortmund.”
It appears that both the Gunners and the Red Devils will be barking up the wrong tree if they continue to chase Ginter who has his heart set elsewhere.
The 6ft 3in defender made 42 appearances for Freiburg in the season just gone, with his club finishing in the Bundesliga. He has also picked up two caps for his country and is one of the hottest prospects in German football.