Borussia Dortmund sign Dan-Axel Zagadou from Paris Saint-Germain
By PA Sport
Last Updated: 05/06/17 12:05pm
Borussia Dortmund have announced the signing of France Under-18 international Dan-Axel Zagadou from Paris Saint-Germain.
The left-footed centre-back, who had been linked with Manchester City, will move to the Bundesliga when his PSG contract runs out this summer.
Zagadou, 18, said he chose the German club because of their record of working with youngsters.
"I have deliberately opted for Dortmund because this big club always succeeds in integrating young players and developing them at the highest level," he told the club's official website.
"I really want to mature into an established professional footballer in Dortmund."
Dortmund, who finished third in the league and reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League this season, are currently without a manager following last week's departure of Thomas Tuchel.
Sporting director Michael Zorc believes Zagadou has a bright future at Signal Iduna Park.
"As of July, Dan-Axel Zagadou will be a full member of our professional team," Zorc said.
"We have put this transfer in perspective, are fully convinced of the abilities of the player and look forward to helping him make his next development steps as a Dortmund professional."