Borussia Dortmund signs Matthias Ginter

The Bundesliga giant has announced the acquisition of the Germany international on a five-year deal.
Borussia Dortmund has completed the transfer of Matthias Ginter from Freiburg for a transfer fee believed to be in the region of 10 million euros.

Freiburg president Fritz Keller revealed earlier this week that the club was in advanced talks with BVB and the 20-year-old has now signed a contract until June 2019 after passing his medical.

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"Matthias is a strong and versatile German youngster who has always been a very interesting player to us," Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said. "We are very pleased and proud that Matthias has decided to join Dortmund. BVB are playing in three different competitions, are full of ambition and have deliberately decided to start the new season with four strong center backs."

Ginter, who was a part of the Germany team that was crowned world champion earlier this month, came through the ranks of the Freiburg youth academy and had developed into a key player at the Mage Solar Stadion since making his first-team debut in January 2011.

"This is a dream come true for me. I have always been a Dortmund fan and will now get the chance to wear the jersey of my favorite team," Ginter said. "I want to take the next step in my development here at Dortmund. I am looking forward to the great atmosphere at the Signal Iduna Park. I have only heard positive things about Dortmund and I'm keen to get started after my holiday."

Ginter will be wearing the No. 28 jersey at Dortmund.