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Sahin - 'I returned to Dortmund as I wasn't happy at Liverpool & Madrid'

2013-01-29 06:51:31

Nuri Şahin wants a long-term future at Dortmund

Nuri Şahin has pledged his future to Borussia Dortmund and admits he would like to stay at the club on a long-term deal.

"I just hope this story here will last for a long, long time. I know where I want to be. And I am there now," said Şahin, speaking to Ruhr Nachrichten.

The 24-year-old midfielder signed an 18-month loan deal, with a future buyout clause option for Dortmund to make the transfer permanent.

Şahin also said, "I can only play 100 per-cent when I am happy. This wasn't the case at Madrid and Liverpool. That's why I wanted to return to Dortmund."

The Turkish international dismissed claims that his time at Madrid had been a failure, citing several injuries which ruled him out of action.

"I thought about this a lot, it cost a lot of energy. I knew things would have been different if I hadn't been injured. But that was my fate.

"It might have looked like I failed. I would not see it like this. During my time at Madrid, I suffered injuries to my intra-articular ligament three times over a short period of time."

Şahin made a highly publicised move to Liverpool last summer after being in the center of a transfer race between the Reds and Arsenal.

However, Şahin failed to settle in at Liverpool and didn't fit into Brendan Rodgers plans.

Şahin left Liverpool with three goals and three assists in 12 games, however, only appeared in seven Premier League matches.

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