Weigl: ‘Dortmund blocked my transfer to Paris Saint-Germain’

German midfielder Julian Weigl has confirmed that he will be staying at Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund for the second half of the season. The midfielder received an offer from Paris Saint-Germain, but the German club decided to reject the Weigl’s transfer request.

“I have to accept that those responsible at the club didn’t want to release me (from his contract),” the 23-year-old, who has made five appearances for Germany, told German magazine Sport Bild. “Now my full concentration is on being successful with BVB (Dortmund).”

Weigl wanted to rejoin with his former coach Thomas Tuchel, who he worked together with at Dortmund. The midfielder has lost his place on the midfield under new boss Lucien Favre and hoped a transfer to PSG would hand him more regular football. The Parisiens have accepted their loss in the hunt for Weigl and secured Leandro Paredes from Zenit, while the club is believed to be closing in on Everton’s Idrissa Gueye.

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