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.
“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.