The future of Marcel Lotka has actually been clarified: the goalkeeper is to leave Hertha BSC at the end of the season and join Borussia Dortmund - as far as the theory. But the Berliners apparently still fight for the whereabouts of the vertical start. A decision can only be expected after the current season.
As "Bild" reports, Hertha BSC Marcel Lotka absolutely wants to hold. The goalkeeper has actually already promised Borussia Dortmund where he should appear in the third division team in the future. At the beginning of March, the Berliners confirmed the planned BVB change of the native of Duisburg.
But since Lotka has experienced a high flight at Hertha BSC since then and has now established itself in the Bundesliga as number one, the old lady probably doesn't want to let her keeper go so easily.
According to the tabloid, Hertha BSC wants to undo the transfer to BVB. A special clause in the contract can also work, it is said. The newspaper does not give more details. However, the possibility of Hertha BSC was supposedly discussed internally.
The "Ruhr Nachrichten" confirm this information. Accordingly, Hertha BSC and BVB are in contact because of the matter. However, the personnel should only be clarified after the end of the season, it is said.
Hertha coach Magath raves about Lotka
Hertha's interim coach Felix Magath is considered the advocate of the 20-year-old, the 68-year-old has so far successfully rely on the Polish U20 national goalkeeper in the Bundesliga relegation battle.
"Marcel was thrown into the cold water and has proven that he can swim really well," Magath is quoted by "Bild". Lotka is "a really big number" and "a support of the team. How courageous he comes out of the goal, the balls fisted away-that is very strong," enthused the Hertha coach from the goalkeeper.
In the Berliners, Lotka could become permanent regulars if Hertha can agree to a dissolution of the transfer with the BVB. In Dortmund, however, the goalkeeper would probably only be planned for the U23 team.
Lotka signed a contract with BVB until 2024. According to the latest report, it seems open whether the working paper will actually come into force.