Borussia Dortmund Confirms The Signing Of Nico Schlotterbeck

Borussia Dortmund confirmed the signing of Nico Schlotterbeck from Freiburg for an unknown sum..

Monday morning, Schlotterbeck completed his medical before putting pen to paper just before his summer move. The centre defender is viewed as the perfect replacement for Manuel Akanji – who’s a target for a number of Premier League clubs – at the center of BVB’s defence..The gifted centre-back signed a deal with the club that will run until June 2027 this summer.

Talking with the club’s official site, Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc expressed his pleasure at getting the offer done:

“Nico Schlotterbeck is a German international who makes tremendous improvement. His profile perfectly fits the BVB.

His successor Sebastian Kehl, who takes over from Zorc at the end of the season, was eager to highlight the defender’s ‘immense potential’.

The path Nico takes reminds me of mine, since I arrived at BVB from Freiburg as a teenager. Dortmund, like me, will become his new home.

“Nico has a huge potential,” he said. He did not choose the best offer among the numerous interested clubs, but deliberately selected BVB to build his sporting skills here. We are delighted that we could persuade Nico of our choice and that he signed a long-term contract with Borussia Dortmund. I want to thank SC Freiburg for the private and fair talks on behalf of the BVB.

The player himself said he was eager to announce the deal for the sake of clarity over his future.

“In consultation with all parties concerned, I have made the decision to announce my move to Borussia Dortmund today in the summer of 2022,” he said. I would like to produce clarity for myself personally, for Borussia Dortmund and for SC Freiburg.

“I think it’s important for me to concentrate completely on the remaining 3 games with SC Freiburg, and ideally we are going to be in a position to concentrate, on the home stretch of the season. After that I look forward to new jobs with BVB..