Immobile welcomes Napoli links

21 June 2015 07:52:30 EST

Borussia Dortmund's Italian striker Ciro Immobile says he is honoured to be linked with a possible return to his homeland to join Napoli.

The 25-year-old moved to Germany a year ago from Torino, but struggled to make his mark at the Westfalenstadion, scoring just three goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances.

Clearly it is pleasing to be linked with important clubs and this fills me with pride.

Ciro Immobile

Italy international Immobile fared a little better in Europe, scoring four times in the Champions League as Dortmund reached the knockout stages before being knocked out by eventual runners-up Juventus.

However, his future with the German outfit remains uncertain and Immobile has certainly not ruled out a move away for Borussia this summer.

He told Sky Sport Italia: "Clearly it is pleasing to be linked with important clubs and this fills me with pride, as it means all my hard work actually meant something.

"In a little while the pre-season training will begin in Germany, then we'll see what happens.

"It's only natural that I am pleased with this rumour. I get emotional at the idea of being linked with Napoli, let alone wearing the club shirt."

Dortmund have appointed Thomas Tuchel as their new head coach following the departure of Jurgen Klopp, with the former Mainz man having to plan for Europa League football after BVB managed to finish seventh in the table after enduring a terrible first half of the season.

Borussia can be backed at 1212/1 to win the Europa League next season, with Napoli 4500/1 and Fiorentina 4500/1.

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