Kicker, Tuesday, December 23, 2008 12:45 PM
Speculative Italian media reports have claimed that Borussia Dortmund's possibly U.S. defender Neven Subotic
has as good as been sold to Serie A side Napoli. But the team's
Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke
has issued an unequivocal statement that the player is "absolutely not for sale."
For good measure, Watzke added,
"regardless of how much is offered." According to Serbia's national team coach Radomir Antic
, Subotic has pledged his national team future to Serbia, rather than Bosnia
Herzegovina or the United States. U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulati
has, however, countered that according to the player's representative, Subotic has not yet made a
Subotic has played every minute of Dortmund's 17 games this season and is the team's top scorer with five goals.
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