Borussia Dortmund midfielder Ivan Perisic has said in no uncertain terms that he wants to leave the club in the winter.
With Mario Goetze, Marco Reus, Jakub Blaszczykowski and Kevin Grosskreutz all vying for three attacking midfield positions, the Croatian has been unable to establish himself as a first team regular at Signal-Iduna Park.
Despite starting four Bundesliga games this season, the 23-year-old is far from happy with his status at the club.
“I cannot be happy with my situation at the club and I feel that I am not properly supported by Klopp,” Perisic told Croatian TV station Nora. “It is as if he has something against me.”
“The atmosphere in the team is great. But, Klopp has his own three or four players with whom he shares his opinion and thoughts.”
Perisic’s representative confirms that his client is bracing himself for a January exit.
“Ivan can only develop further if he plays regularly,” Tonci Martic said to Sportske Novosti. “We will sit down with Klopp when he returns (from international duty). Ivan wants to leave BVB immediately.”
Perisic joined Borussia in a €5.5 million deal from Club Brugge in the summer of 2011, and helped Dortmund win their second successive Bundesliga title, scoring 7 goals in 28 league appearances.
The talented midfielder has made featured in eight Bundesliga matches this term, scoring two goals in the process.