Another busy week for Borussia Dortmund continued on Wednesday as the German side successfully acquire the signature of German youngster Maximilian Philipp from Bundesliga rivals Freiburg for a fee believed to be €22.5 million.
After the signing of defender Omer Toprak from Bayer Leverkusen and Dan-Axel Zagadou from Paris Saint-Germain, alongside Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Mo Dahoud, Phillip became Dortmund’s fourth major summer signing.
Other Clubs like RB Leipzig and Tottenham Hotspur were purportedly also in the line for Philipp’s services, but it is Dortmund who at long last won the race to sign the ability.
Philipp who right now in the German u21 camp missed the training on Monday and moved to Dortmund to sign his agreement and complete the medical.
The 23-year-old has signed a five-year contract with the Bundesliga side and became the first signing of the recently appointed boss Peter Bosz.
It is assumed that the 23-yea-old is been purchased to supplant Marco Rues who is as of now recouping from the cruciate ligament injury that will could rule him out until October.
“BVB are one of the biggest clubs worldwide,” Philipp told the club’s official website after agreeing on the deal. “It’s an honour for me to be able to play here. I believe that at 23 I am old enough to dare to take this step. I want to continue my development at Dortmund.”
The winger has additionally recommended that he is eager to play before the “Yellow Wall” and prepared for the fans backing.
“It’s angst-inducing for opponents,” he said. “I am looking forward to playing for them and getting pushed by them.”
Philipp has been a key part of Freiburg’s success last season soon after the group made a breathtaking comeback to the top flight. He helped his side to achieve the Seventh spot last season and also a spot in the Europa League. The winger has scored nine goals in this time and set up a further three to address his impression.