Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Subotic opens up on Union move

Neven Subotic has lifted the lid on his move to Union Berlin this summer, which raised quite a few eyebrows.

The Serbian started his professional career in 2006 with Mainz 05, playing initially for their second team, before moving to the first team a year later. In 2008, he followed head coach Jurgen Klopp from Mainz to Borussia Dortmund, and spent 10 years on their books during which he made a total of 262 appearances and scored 18 goals, and won back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012, as well as the 2012 DFB-Pokal.

The defender went out on loan for the last six months of his employment with Dortmund, to FC Cologne, before signing an 18-month deal with Saint-Etienne which expired this summer.

Subotic told Kicker that a lot of things had to be right for him to choose a new club, and Union were one of the very few suitors where everything felt right. The 30-year-old needed to be sure of the club’s immediate future as well as the manager and his plans, not wanting to be part of a setup where the team changes every week. Money was apparently the least important factor in his decision.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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