Dortmund chief confirms deal for €7m ex-Liverpool midfielder

Shinji Kagawa with Nuri Sahin celebrating Bundesliga title

The Bundesliga side’s chief executive has admitted that the club has tied up a permanent deal to bring Nuri Sahin back to Signal Iduna Park.

Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin was touted as a progressive loan signing for Liverpool back in August 2012, but the midfielder ended up only making seven Premier League starts for the Anfield outfit.

Since then the Turkey international has been sent back to former club Borussia Dortmund on loan, where he has got back to the form that made the Spanish giants sign him in the first place.

With the 25-year-old seemingly feeling right at home back at Signal Iduna Park, it appeared only a matter of time before his return was made permanent.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that the German club have activated a clause in the Turk’s loan contract to seal Sahin’s move back to the Bundesliga.

“We informed the representatives from Madrid around the time of the Champions League quarter-final that we plan to make use of this option to sign him,” Watzke told Ruhr Nachrichten.

The report states that the fee will be in the region of €7 million.

Sahin has started 26 Bundesliga fixtures for Dortmund this season, scoring twice, and has benefited from Ilkay Gundogan’s injury concerns.

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