Dortmund sign Nuremberg midfielder Guendogan

Updated: 06 May 2011 12:35 IST

Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced they had signed Nuremberg midfielder Ilkay Guendogan on a four-year contract as the German champions begin building their squad for next season.

Madrid:

Borussia Dortmund on Thursday announced they had signed Nuremberg midfielder Ilkay Guendogan on a four-year contract as the German champions begin building their squad for next season.

The Germany under-21 star, who will join Dortmund next season, is reported to have cost the Bundesliga winners four million euros (5.8m US dollars).

"We have agreed in principle to a four-year contract," said Dortmund's director of sport Michael Zorc.

The 20-year-old Guendogan, who was born in Gelsenkirchen, the home of Dortmund's arch-rivals Schalke, has scored five goals in 24 Bundesliga games for Nuremberg this season.

"Ilkay is a fast and well-rounded player, he will fit perfectly into our style of football", said Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp.

Guendogan is considered a good replacement for Turkey international Nuri Sahin, who is set to join Real Madrid from Borussia Dortmund, according to reports in the Spanish media.

A deal to transfer the 22-year-old midfielder "is well underway," the daily Marca said on Thursday.

Topics : Football VfB Stuttgart Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munchen Arjen Robben Franck Ribery Ilkay Gundogan
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