Borussia Dortmund is pushing ahead with its squad planning and has signed Salih Özcan until 2026. 1. FC Köln had tried in vain to keep the Turkish international.

Four years: Borussia Dortmund has come to an agreement with Salih Özcan (24) from 1. FC Köln: The German-Turk signs a four-year contract and strengthens Dortmund’s midfield, which remains undeterred in the squad despite the departure of coach Marco Rose work for the next season. The player is said to have completed a medical check with Borussia on May 19, reports “”.

Strong in a duel: Sports director Sebastian Kehl is happy: “Salih Özcan is one of the climbers in the past Bundesliga season and was instrumental in the central defensive midfield in FC’s successful season. He is an extremely strong player in one-on-one combat and headers.

Too expensive: 1. FC Köln tried in vain to get the player to stay. According to managing director Christian Keller, the negotiations had reached the financial pain threshold. Because of their financial situation, the people of Cologne have imposed an austerity course on themselves.

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