Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of left-back Nico Schulz from fellow Bundesliga side 1899 Hoffenheim.
The 26-year-old as penned a five-year deal at Signal Iduna Park until 30 June 2024. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.
Schulz has made eight appearance for the German national team, scoring two goals. He has spent two seasons at Hoffenheim since joining from Borussia Monchengladbach in 2017. During his time with Die Fohlen he played under current Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre. He originally came through the youth system at Hertha BSC.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc was excited by the club’s latest acquisition:
“Nico Schulz is a defender who has made another significant advance in terms of performance in the past few years. Just like the German national team, we’ll benefit greatly from his physicality, his tempo and his extreme dynamism. A player like him with his fighting spirit and his desire to be successful would help any team.”
Nico Schulz is a rapid player who is also capable as playing as a wing-back and in midfield. He scored one goal and setup six more in 30 Bundesliga appearances (29 starts) last season.
He becomes the second summer signing by the eight time champions of Germany following the permanent signing of Paco Alcacer from FC Barcelona.