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Neven Subotic confirms he will leave Borussia Dortmund

Having spent eight years in yellow and black, Serbian international Neven Subotic is now looking for new colors. The defender has been linked with moves to the English Premier League.

Borussia Dortmund defender Neven Subotic has confirmed on his Facebook page that he will leave the club this summer.

"I've come to realize over the last year that my love for football and for my active role on the pitch is too big to just follow the events from outside,” said Subotic, who has been linked with Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool in recent months.

"Football is an important building block of my life which I love and don't want to be without.

"I am at the best footballing age right now and want to use that time to further myself and my club, and to have the feeling to be needed on the pitch, and be able to give it my all for the club."

The 27-year old has made 259 competitive appearances for Dortmund since arriving from Mainz in 2008, winning two Bundesliga titles and a German Cup. But he fell down the pecking order after Thomas Tuchel replaced Jurgen Klopp as coach last summer.

"I don't want to earn my money on the bench, but rather want to be an active part of a story, as was the case until last year.

"I hope you can relate to it and understand it. BVB is in my heart, and will always remain there."

Subotic remains to be linked with a move to the Premier League, however, he has also been linked with fellow Bundesliga side Hamburg.