Liverpool hopes over as Dortmund confirm arrival of attacker

Borussia Dortmund have signed German international striker Julian Brandt from Bayer Leverkusen on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old, who scored 35 goals in 165 Bundesliga appearances for Leverkusen, had been linked with Liverpool, but Jurgen Klopp’s hopes of bringing him to Anfield are now firmly over.

Brandt told the Dortmund website: “I am a person who sometimes decides things from the gut and for whom a good feeling is important. In the case of Borussia Dortmund, I have a very good feeling.

“One of the main reasons for my change is that BVB narrowly missed the title last season, so there is room for improvement.

“I am very excited about the boys, I am very motivated and optimistic about my personal development but especially the whole team.”

Dortmund have also confirmed the signing of Thorgan Hazard, brother of Chelsea’s Eden.


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