Patito wrote:They've done it with quite a few of their recent signings, 4 managers in 3 years as well. He missed 12 games last year through injury and never broke into their first XI regularly enough for them.
I don't know about that breaking into the first team comment - he made 18 Bundesliga appearances and started 13 of them (with one sub appearance on his debut and two on his return from injury, which you might expect), started 6 out of eight Champions League games, and both of the German cup games. The only thing that actually limited him was his injury.
I think it's more likely that Dortmund just have too many good attacking players and he couldn't be guaranteed starting time by their new boss - Sancho broke through last season for them, and on top of that they have Reus, Kagawa, Gotze, Pulisic, Schurlle, Phillip, Wolf all competing for spots there, before we evenn touch on their younger players like Gomez, Larsen, and Isak.
Really like this signing - watched him a lot for Kiev after getting into he and Zozulya based on FM09, and he became a really impressive player for them as time went on, which his goal scoring record speaks to. Good business for us, I think.