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€17 million German international Ginter leaves Dortmund to join Bundesliga rivals

The defender has completed a move to Borussia Monchengladbach

Ginter was unveiled earlier today.
Ginter was unveiled earlier today.
Image: DPA/PA Images

BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH HAVE announced the signing of Matthias Ginter from Borussia Dortmund for a reported fee of €17million.

The Germany international is said to have agreed a four-year contract with the club and will finalise his move following the successful completion of a medical on Tuesday.

Ginter considered retirement Dortmund will reportedly receive a fee that could rise to €20m in add-ons.

Ginter, a DFL-Supercup and DFB-Pokal winner with Dortmund, will be presented at a news conference later on Tuesday.

He made a total of 42 appearances in all competitions under Thomas Tuchel last season, including the full 90 minutes in their Pokal final triumph over Eintracht Frankfurt.

The signing of Omer Toprak from Bayer Leverkusen cast doubt on his future at Signal Iduna Park, however, leading to reports of interest from clubs including Gladbach, Tottenham and Liverpool.

Confed Cup: Germany vs. Mexico Ginter featured in the recent Confederations Cup. Source: DPA/PA Images

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed via the club’s official website: “Matthias Ginter approached us with his wish to leave the club because of the competition in our defence, and we met his wish.”

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