Dortmund confirm Brandt signing

Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund have bolstered their squad ahead of the 2019/20 campaign with the signing of Germany midfielder Julian Brandt from Bayer Leverkusen.

BVB, who finished as runners-up in the 2018/19 league campaign to eventual champions Bayern Munich, have been quite active in the transfer market already, with Brandt becoming the club's third acquisition after defender Nico Schulz and midfielder Thorgan Hazard.

Speaking on his move to the Signal Iduna Park, the 23-year-old revealed his delight and excitement at signing for the Black and Yellow.

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"I am very motivated and optimistic!" he told BVB's official website.

"I am a person who sometimes decides things from the gut and for whom a good feeling is important. In the case of Borussia Dortmund, I have a very good feeling.

"One of the main reasons for my change is that BVB narrowly missed the title last season, so there is room for improvement and I am very excited about the boys, I am very motivated and optimistic about my personal development but especially the whole team."

Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc also briefly discussed the signing of Brandt, claiming that the midfielder's arrival will "enrich" Dortmund's game.

"Although Julian Brandt has played in the Bundesliga for a long time and has a lot of experience both nationally and internationally, he is still a very young professional with potential for development at the age of 23," he said.

"He can be used in several offensive positions and will enrich our game with his creativity."

Brandt is viewed as a replacement for star midfielder Christian Pulisic, who has completed a €64million move to Premier League outfit Chelsea.

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