According to Bild, Borussia Dortmund are interested in returning Nuri Sahin to Bundesliga and Signal Iduna Park, despite the fact that the Turkish midfielder left the club just after they won their first Bundesliga trophy since 2002.
Sahin, who left Dortmund in 2010, struggled mightily to impose himself at his new club Real Madrid as stiff competition and injuries kept him out of first-team action for most of the time.
After the unsuccessful season in Madrid, Sahin was loaned to Liverpool last August in hopes of more first-team football, but as the season progressed, it became clear he won't find much of it in Liverpool either.
With the likes of Steven Gerrard, Joe Allen, Jordan Henderson and even Jonjo Shelvey above Sahin in the pecking order at Anfield, it's no surprise the former Dortmund midfielder found limited playing time in England.
Borussia Dortmund director Michael Zorc told Bild the following (h/t Goal.com):
Nuri is one of ours, and we're closely monitoring his situation. The problem in Liverpool is he is not playing in his best position.
We have previously said that we might make a move if he says he only wants to play at Dortmund. We have to remain realistic, though.
Dortmund reportedly believe Sahin still has a lot to offer and might be willing to offer him more playing time in Germany, should the midfielder desire a move back to the club in which he established himself as one of the best deep-lying playmakers in Europe.
There's perhaps no better place to restart your career than the club in which you started it, and Sahin would be wise to consider returning to the reigning Bundesliga champions.