Borussia Dortmund defender Erik Durm signs for Premier League side



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 ““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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