Dortmund seal Swiss deal
By Chris Ives and Laurent Picard
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Borussia Dortmund have finally completed the signing of Swiss striker Alexander Frei.
Borussia Dortmund have finally completed the signing of Swiss World Cup striker Alexander Frei from Rennes.
The German outfit have been pursuing the 27-year-old for six months, but after the two clubs came to an agreement Frei has now secured his move to Die Bundesliga.
The prolific hit-man has put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at the Signal Iduna Park and now looks set to partner fellow new signing Nelson Valdez in Dortmund's starting line up as the 1997 UEFA Champions League winners attempt to claim a place in Europe next season.
Dortmund press spokesman Josef Schneck confirmed on Thursday that agreement had been reached by all sides.
"We have agreed terms with both the player and the club," said Schneck.
"We are now simply waiting for his current contract to be dissolved."
No details of the transfer fee involved have been confirmed, although German media reports speculate that Frei will cost Dortmund around é¼4 million (£2.8 million).
The striker, who scored twice at the World Cup finals, will be hoping to emulate compatriot Stephane Chapuisat at Dortmund, whilst Daniel Moreira will be his replacement at Rennes.