Pros - Tuesday, 26. of January 2016 11:32 Uhr

Yunus Malli staying at Mainz

Playmaker to remain at Mainz 05 after Dortmund move ruled out

The speculation surrounding a potential move for Yunus Malli to league rivals Borussia Dortmund is over. The Turkey international will continue to wear the Zerofivers’ colours. “I informed BVB on Monday evening that Yunus will be staying in Mainz. The decision was not made based on finances, but rather we weren’t sold on the overall idea. We had agreed a transfer fee with Dortmund, but the timing of the move isn’t optimal for us,” explained Mainz sporting director Christian Heidel. "Yunus is not only our top scorer, but also an important part of the team, and we don’t want to tear the team apart as it is.”

Malli, who was informed of the decision that a transfer will not take place in talks with the management on Monday evening, was understanding and dealt with the situation very professionally. “I will continue to give my all for Mainz 05,” explained the midfielder.

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