Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm signs for Premier League side

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DURM DEAL!

The 26-year-old has signed a one-year deal with David Wagners’ side

Huddersfield Town have confirmed the signing of Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old who won the 2014 World Cup with Germany, has signed a one-year deal with the Premier League side, with the option of a second.

Adept at playing on either flank, the full-back played for David Wagner for the Borussia Dortmund second team.

And the German boss was ecstatic to have linked up with his former protegé.

He told www.htafc.com: ““It is not every day that you can bring a player of the quality of Erik to your Club.

“He is a World Cup winner and has played at the very highest level, so this is a fantastic day for Huddersfield Town.

Durm in action for Borussia Dortmund last season

Durm in action for Borussia Dortmund last season

“Obviously I know Erik well from our time together at Dortmund and he has all the qualities to be a great success in our ‘Terriers Identity’.

“He is a smart, determined character too. He’s desperate to play and that is always a good thing for any Head Coach!

“He has been very unfortunate with injuries for a year now, but he was training with Dortmund at the end of the season and he’s passed our medical with flying colours this week.

“That’s no surprise to me; he was always one of the fittest players at Dortmund and has great physical attributes; real stamina and speed.


“All the same, we will manage Erik’s workload carefully in pre-season to help him return to the top level that he is capable of.”

Having originally started his career as a striker, Durm was converted to a right-back by Wagner during their time together in Dortmund.

He has seven caps for Die Mannschaft and over 200 appearances in the Bundesliga, Champions League and Europa League.



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