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Dortmund pay €10 million to win the race for Liverpool-linked Dahoud

The Germany U21 international had been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League, but he will be remaining in the Bundesliga.

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HAS agreed a deal to join Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season for an undisclosed fee.

The Germany youth international has signed a contract that will keep him at Signal Iduna Park until June 2022, with reports that circulated in 2016 suggesting that he had a €10 million release clause at Borussia Monchengladbach if purchased this summer.

“Mo Dahoud is a hugely talented and exciting player for central midfield and one we have been watching intensively for several years,” Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc told the club’s official website.

“He has already shown he can play at the top level.”

The highly rated 21-year-old midfielder, who can also play in a forward role, had reportedly been the subject of a transfer tug-of-war between Dortmund and Liverpool in recent days – although Goal revealed on Wednesday that the Reds were out of the running.

A report in Germany had claimed that Jurgen Klopp sanctioned an offer of €25 million in an effort to secure Dahoud’s signature, but a meeting with Dortmund boss Thomas Tuchel convinced the player not to move to the Premier League.

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Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl said of the deal: “It was important for the player and the club that a decision was reached. Now it’s off our minds and we can move on.

“We will reinvest the money we get for Dahoud and try to find a good replacement for him.”

Dahoud has made 32 appearances in all competitions this season, including four in the Champions League group stage.

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