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Xhaka to miss the Olympics

Recent Borussia Mochengladbach signee Granit Xhaka has been removed from the Swiss Olympic team at the request of his new team. While it’s unfortunate that the Swiss won’t have him to be at full strength, its nice to see that the Foals want him to be fully prepared for the upcoming Bundesliga season. Considering that Marco Reus, who recently moved to German champions Borussia Dortmund, this appears that they are considering using Xhaka as more than just a reserve.

Xhaka in his new colors

Last year for Swiss Champions FC Basel, the 19 year old midfielder he featured 38 times, scoring once and getting three assists for the League and Cup winners, who also surprised English giants Manchester United in the Champions League group stage to reach the round of 16.

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