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Weigl leaves Borussia Dortmund for Benfica in €20m move

Weigl leaves Borussia Dortmund for Benfica in €20m move | Goal.com


15:44 GMT 31/12/2019

Julian Weigl Borussia Dortmund December 2019

The Portuguese giants confirmed the Germany international will arrive in January after striking a deal with Dortmund

Julian Weigl has joined Benfica from Borussia Dortmund in a €20 million (£17m/$22m) deal.

The 24-year-old midfielder spent four-and-a-half years with the Bundesliga side and had been a regular in Lucien Favre’s side this season, making 20 appearances in all competitions.

But Dortmund have announced they have granted his request for a move to Portugal.

“I would like to thank my team-mates, the Dortmund staff and all the fans of this great club for a great time and I will always have Borussia Dortmund at heart,” the Germany international said upon his departure.

“Julian came to us with this wish, and we agreed – also because of his services to the club,” sports director Michael Zorc said. “We wish him all the best for his future!”

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