Dortmund transfer: Balerdi in €15m from Boca Juniors

Football 14 January 2019 15:43 GMT

Germany-Defender Leonardo Balerdi has completed a transfer to Borussia Dortmund, signing from Boca Juniors on a long-term contract according to the club.

According to media reports in Argentina, Dortmund agreed to pay €15 million (£13m/$17m) for the defender, with a further €2m in add-ons.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc:  the club’s official website: “The signing of Leonardo Balerdi is a transfer that was originally planned for the coming summer and is now being brought forward.

“Leonardo is an intelligent centre-back and strong in defence. He also has a good build-up and passing game. We are very glad that he has chosen us and are convinced that he will help us with his talent in the future.”

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