Borussia Dortmund agree deal for Belgium international Axel Witsel

By Haruna Mubarak
Axel Witsel
Borussia Dortmund agree deal for Belgium international Axel Witsel

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed they have an agreement in place to sign Belgium international midfielder Axel Witsel on a four-year deal.

The 29-year-old arrived at Dortmund’s training camp in Switzerland on Monday, with a view to finalizing a move to the Bundesliga after 18 months with Chinese Super League club Tianjin Quanjian.

Dortmund have said they agreed to meet Witsel’s release fee and have indicated that they expect the transfer to be formally completed with FIFA’s approval in the coming days.

“For several months already we’ve been strongly interested in signing Axel Witsel, and we’re very happy that he’s chosen to join Borussia Dortmund,” the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc said.

Axel Witsel

Witsel began his career at Standard Liege, winning two Belgian League titles, the Belgian Cup and two Belgian Super Cups between 2007-2011.

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He lifted the 2012 Portuguese League Cup in his only season with Benfica, before adding the Russian Premier League, Russian Cup and Russian Super Cup to his collection during a four-year stint at Zenit St Petersburg.
 
The 2008 Belgium Player of the Year moved to Tianjin in January 2017, producing five goals and three assists in 36 Super League appearances.
 
Source:bundesliga.com