Borussia Dortmund sign Zagadou

Eight-time German champions and Champions League participants Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of highly-rated French prospect Dan-Axel Zagadou (18) from Paris St. Germain.

The tall defensive specialist, whose contract in Paris runs out this summer, is rated as one of the most talented young players in French football. He has represented, and captained, his country at every youth level and is currently a firm fixture in the U18 national side. Zagadou, who was coveted by several leading clubs in Europe, is strong in the air as well as in the tackle and is able to build from the back through his excellent left-foot passing game.

“Dan-Axel Zagadou will be part of the first-team squad as of July. We completed this transfer with a view to the future, are totally convinced of the player’s ability and are delighted to be able to help him take the next steps on his development as a Borussia Dortmund player,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

“I made a conscious decision to join BVB, because this huge club always succeeds in integrating young players into the first team and developing them at the highest level,” said Zagadou. “I am looking forward to my new teammates, the imposing stadium, the famous fans and it is my greatest wish to mature into an established professional footballer in Dortmund.”