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Borussia Dortmund sends Ciro Immobile to Sevilla on loan


Borussia Dortmund has officially sent Italian striker Ciro Immobile on loan to Sevilla for the upcoming season.

The move comes on the heels of reports that a mix of poor attitude and poor play last season have soured Immobile’s reputation around the club enough that they do not wish to return. According to a report by Kicker, Immobile’s behavior on the club’s recent tour to Asia angered new manager Tom Tuchel enough to send him away.

The loan will reportedly cost Sevilla $4 million, and according to Sky Sports Italy, Sevilla has a mandatory buy option for $10 million at the end of the season

Immobile made a lucrative $21 million move from Serie A to Dortmund last summer, but was incredibly poor during his first season in the Bundesliga, scoring just three goals in 24 league appearances - including none in 2015 - and he found himself nothing more than a bench option after the new year.

The deal means that Borussia Dortmund will start the 2015/16 campaign with just two feature strikers in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Adrian Ramos, the latter of which is coming off a poor season of his own thanks in large part to injury trouble.

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Italian joins a Sevilla squad in serious transition, with Immobile looking to replace Carlos Bacca who was sold to AC Milan.

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