It shouldn't come as shocking news to anyone, but once again today Borussia Dortmund and Poland national team midfielder Kuba Blaszczkowski was not listed on Dortmund's 18-men squad, as they took on Bayern Munich, in a match Dortmund won 1-0.
This has become a problem over the last few months for Kuba, who just can not get off the bench and seems to be really deep down the Jurgen Klopp doghouse.
Now comes a report, from German Newspaper "Bild" that Kuba will request to transfer away from the club this winter recess, with a likely loan move back to Wisla Krakow. Kuba is said to be very unhappy with sitting and waiting for his time, and despite how he does, he keeps getting send back to the bench.
His last start for Dortmund came October 1st against Augsburg.
This is unacceptable, for a player who is just 25 years old and one who is captain for a national team that is just gearing up for the European Championships, in which he plays such a big role in.
While Wisla Krakow return isn't the most ideal situation we'd want one of our star players to be in, but the main idea is playing time. Kuba will get to play full-90 in every match. If Klopp will not play him, Kuba needs to move somewhere where he will. Moves mid-season are tough, because of language barriers and chemistry with whomever he goes to, so there is not guaranteed playing time, unlike is Krakow.
If Kuba has a strong Euro Cup, he will be able to move after the summer and remain in top flight European football, but for now, a move back to Krakow is only the best for him, and the Polish national team.
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