Saturday 3 December 2016

Confirmed: Barcelona lose star centre back to Borussia Dortmund

Published 03/06/2016 | 20:24

ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29: Marc Bartra of Spain in action during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016 in St Gallen, Switzerland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
ST GALLEN, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29: Marc Bartra of Spain in action during an international friendly match between Spain and Bosnia at the AFG Arena on May 29, 2016 in St Gallen, Switzerland. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Borussia Dortmund have agreed to sign Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra.

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Die Schwarzgelben activated the eight million euros release clause in 25-year-old's contract, which the La Liga champions cannot reject.

Bartra has been at the Camp Nou since the age of 12 and worked his way through the youth system to the first-team, making 26 appearances in all competitions last season.

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A statement from Barcelona's website said: "FC Barcelona wish Marc Bartra all the best in his new phase of his career as a player and he will be invited to say goodbye to the fans personally at the start of next season."

The length of his contract at Dortmund has not been disclosed.

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