Bad news for Liverpool fans as Klopp’s former club snap up German attacking target

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have signed German international Julian Brandt of Bayer 04 Leverkusen. The offensive player who was a strong target of Liverpool’s German tactician Klopp, leaves the club after five and a half years and changes for the committed transfer fee of 25 million euros to the table second of the season. Brandt receives a five-year contract until June 30, 2024.

First Nico Schulz, then Thorgan Hazard and now Julian Brandt: The Borrusia Dortmund side have upgraded themselves for the fight for the German football championship in the coming season massively.
“I am a person who sometimes decides things from the gut and for whom a good feeling is important,” he is quoted in a BVB statement.

The 23-year-old wants to develop further and made use of an exit clause in his contract until 2021 current. Bayer had hoped after the qualification for the Champions League on the last Bundesliga match day to hold Brandt.

CEO Rudi Völler regrets the departure. “Julian has chosen us as a 17-year-old player, who was then courted by a large number of clubs and since then has developed wonderfully, he has become a national player in Leverkusen and we would like to keep him for a while.”
Most recently, FC Bayern and various European top clubs – including Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool and Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid – had been associated with Brandt. He decided but for the BVB.
“Although Julian has played in the Bundesliga for a long time and has a lot of experience both nationally and internationally, at the age of 23 he is still a very young professional with development potential,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.The Borussia had already announced on Tuesday the obligation of the national player Nico Schulz of the TSG Hoffenheim until 2024. He will cost 27 million euros transfer fee. The change from Thorgan Hazard from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Dortmund has also been perfect since the morning. The Belgian, who was also tied to 2024, is said to cost 25.5 million euros transfer fee.

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