Transfer news: Borussia Dortmund keeping tabs on Leonardo Bittencourt at Hannover
Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has confirmed he is tracking the progress of Leonardo Bittencourt at Hannover.
By Thomas Zocher
Last Updated: 26/03/14 5:03pm
The 20-year-old midfielder joined the fellow Bundesliga side from Dortmund at the start of the season, on a deal which could see him stay at the HDI-Arena until June 2017.
However, there is a clause in the contract which offers Klopp the opportunity to re-sign the player at any point during his spell at Hannover.
After struggling to settle at Dortmund, Bittencourt has become a first-team regular at Hannover, scoring four goal in 24 appearances for the club, and Klopp admits he is keeping an eye on the attacking playmaker.
"Leonardo Bittencourt is a player we are keeping tabs on," he told Deutsche Presseagentur.
"He has become very good in front of goal and played a lot of decisive passes at the same time.
"He definitely is now the starlet we recognised when we signed him for Borussia Dortmund from Energie Cottbus. He is a great talent."
Bittencourt features in Tayfun Korkut's squad for their trip to Hoffenheim on Wednesday night and looks set to retain his place on the left flank.