The central defender has spent the 2011-2012 season on the bench, overshadowed by Subotic and Hummels, but he is still mulling over a move away from the German champions
The Brazilian has seen his playing time gradually diminish at Dortmund as the partnership of Serbian international Neven Subotic and 23-year-old German counterpart Mats Hummels proved the bedrock of Jurgen Klopp's side this season.
Approached by Hoffenheim, VfB Stuttgart and Bayer Leverkusen in the past weeks for a transfer in the region of €4 million, Santana has now been asked to choose between moving elsewhere in Germany or staying put at his club as sporting director Michael Zorc offered him a contract extension this week.
"Mentally it's tough when you know there are two players ahead of you with a secure spot in the starting line up. I naturally want to play, therefore I'll take some time to discuss [the situation] with my family and my agent and make the best decision," Felipe told Bild.
His future is expected to become clear by the end of next week.
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