The 27-year-old travelled to Istanbul yesterday to seal his move away from Borussia but no confirmation of the deal has been given by either one of the clubs involved.
Borussia has released an official statement on the matter on their homepage:
“The transfer agreed between Borussia Dortmund and Galatasaray for BVB midfielder Kevin Großkreutz to move to the Turkish top flight outfit has not yet gone through.
As usual, Borussia Dortmund verifiably and without exception took all of the necessary steps required by the “FIFA TMS” transfer system for the completion of a transfer – with regard to both deadline and form.
Football’s world governing body FIFA will now clarify the matter.”
No timetable has been set on a decision yet, so both player and clubs will have to wait and see.
After reportedly agreeing to a sale for a modest fee of € 1 million however, it’s hard to see a return of Großkreutz in Borussia’s lineup anytime soon, should his move abroad fail to go through.
A move in the winter window would then seem likely.