Dortmund sign Philipp from Freiburg

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Maximilian Philipp from Bundesliga rivals Freiburg on a five-year contract.

The 23-year-old winger is the first signing made by the club since the appointment of new manager Peter Bosz, but The BVB have already added defenders Omer Toprak from Bayer Leverkusen and Dan-Axel Zagadou from Paris Saint-Germain, alongside midfielder Mo Dahoud from Borussia Monchengladbach.

“BVB are one of the biggest clubs worldwide,” Philipp told the club’s official website. “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.”

Philipp also stated that he is excited to play in front of the “Yellow Wall”, which is the nickname given to the Dortmund fans in the Sudtribune stand at the Westfalenstadion.

“It’s angst-inducing for opponents,” he added. “I am looking forward to playing for them and getting pushed by them.”

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