Manuel Akanji Borussia Dortmund 2018 | BVB sign Swiss centre half from Basel

By Soccer Blog | Jan 15, 2018

Borussia Dortmund have officially confirmed the signing of Manuel Akanji from Swiss Super League side Basel. The 22 year old had been linked with the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham, West Ham and even Manchester United, but has opted to further his career at the Westfalenstadion.

How much did Borussia Dortmund pay for Akanji?

Unofficial reports have the transfer fee for Akanji at €22m (22 million euros)

What is the length of Akanji’s Dortmund contract?

He has signed a four and a half year contract at BVB

What will be Akanji’s jersey number at Dortmund?

Akanji will wear the No.16 shirt at BVB

With Akanji being one of their key central defenders, the move weakens Basel ahead of their Round of 16 CL clash against Man City, unless they bring in reinforcements quickly. The news of Akanji’s transfer also comes just days after Basel sold Renato Steffen to Wolfsburg.

At the time of writing this article, Basel are two points behind Young Boys in the Swiss top flight while Dortmund are fourth in Germany, behind the trio of Bayern Munich, RB Leipzig and Schalke 04.

Manuel Akanji Dortmund 2018

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