Shortly after completing medical test in Dortmund, Borussia Dortmund sign Leonardo Balerdi. The talented center back was a target for many European Clubs including F.C. Barcelona. However, the Argentinian defender opted for a move to the Bundesliga.
Borussia Dortmund Close Leonardo Balerdi Deal
Despite playing only 5 games for Boca Juniors, Leonardo Balerdi is considered one of the most talented upcoming players in South America. Borussia Dortmund will allow Balerdi a chance to prove himself as a young talent.
According to Argentinian Media, this deal cost Borussia Dortmund 15 million euros with a contract that runs until summer 2023. Balerdi started training with his new teammates shortly afterwards.
“A perspective signing that was planned for next summer. However, we managed to secure the transfer earlier.” says Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc. He adds “Leonardo is a very intelligent and strong central defenders in headers and duels. He also has a great ability in building plays thanks to his passing skills”. Boca Juniors received an 10 million offer from F.C Barcelona during the summer which they rejected.
From the 2005 Borussia Dortmund, till the title winning squad in 2011 and UEFA Champions League runner up era, Mostafa was always a very passionate Black and Yellow supporter. You would often see him in Coffee shops and Bars on Matchdays. He will be wearing a BVB jersey and sipping on a German beer and most likely swearing at the referee.