BVB icon Kevin Großkreutz is currently without a club. But according to a media report, there should be several interested parties. One of them is a Polish first-class team – with old friends.
Polish first division team Wisla Krakau is working on contracting world champion Kevin Großkreutz. That reports “Reviersport”. Accordingly, Krakow’s new German coach Peter Hyballa has expressed his interest in the ex-DFB national player. At the traditional Polish club, Großkreutz would also meet an old teammate from his successful time at Borussia Dortmund: Ex-BVB service provider Jakub Blaszczykowski is the captain and co-owner of Wisla Krakow. The Poles were able to sign Großkreutz for free, as his contract with the third division KFC Uerdingen was terminated in early October following legal disputes.
Wisla Cracow will face competition in courting the 32-year-old from Dortmund – but from two lower clubs. “Yes, we are talking to Kevin. It’s no secret”, confirmed Emre Konya, sports director of the fifth ASC 09 Dortmund, “Reviersport”. In addition, TuS Bövinghausen also advertises the Dortmund-born player. “We are also in talks with Kevin, but have to be patient,” said club president Ajan Dzaferoski. And further: “He would certainly look good at our club.”
According to “Reviersport”, Großkreutz wants to provide clarity by January 20, 2021 and the end of a career is probably not ruled out. The fact that Großkreutz has repeatedly stressed that he wanted to spend the rest of his life in Dortmund speaks for the two lower-class clubs. He has been running the restaurant “Mit Schmackes” in the Ruhr Metropolis for years. A move to Poland would also mean that Großkreutz could no longer be present as host.