Teenage Ar­gen­tine de­fender Balerdi to sign for Dort­mund

Gulf Times Sport - - FOOTBALL -

Borus­sia Dort­mund are to sign 19-year old Boca Ju­niors de­fender Leonardo

Balerdi, the Ar­gen­tine club’s chair­man said on Fri­day. Daniel An­gelici told a Buenos Aires ra­dio sta­tion that Balerdi would fly to Ger­many to­mor­row and, sub­ject to a med­i­cal, sign what sources in­side the club told Reuters was a five-year deal for a fee of 16mn eu­ros ($18.34mn). Balerdi has played only five games for the Ar­gen­tine giants but is one of the most highly rated young play­ers at the club. Usu­ally a cen­tral de­fender, he is cur­rently with the Ar­gentina Un­der-20 team pre­par­ing for the South Amer­i­can cham­pi­onship that be­gins in Chile on Jan 17.

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