Tuesday 25 July 2017

Dortmund secure signing of midfielder Maximilian Philipp from Freiburg

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, pictured, hailed the signing of Maximilian Philipp
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, pictured, hailed the signing of Maximilian Philipp

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Freiburg midfielder Maximilian Philipp.

The 23-year-old, who had been a reported target for Tottenham, has signed a five-year deal at Dortmund.

The Germany Under-21 international told the club website: "BVB are one of the biggest clubs in the world. It is an honour for me to be able to play here."

Philipp scored nine league goals from his attacking midfield role last season as Freiburg only missed out on a Europa League spot on the last day of the season.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said they had beaten off domestic and foreign competition to land Philipp.

He said: "We are delighted to have secured in Maximilian Philipp a player who was sought after at home and abroad."

Philipp is Dortmund's fourth signing of the summer following the arrivals of Omer Toprak from Bayer Leverkusen, Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach and Dan-Axel Zagadou from Paris St Germain.

Dortmund on Tuesday announced former Ajax boss Peter Bosz as their new head coach.

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