OFFICIAL: Dortmund complete Rode signing from Bayern

The former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder fell out of favour with the Bundesliga champions and has decided to seek pastures new by joining their rivals for an undisclosed fee

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Sebastian Rode from rivals Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

Rode, 25, arrived in Dortmund on Monday to complete a medical and put the finishing touches to a four-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.

Speaking after BVB confirmed the deal, the former Eintracht Frankfurt man said: “I am a childhood BVB fan and therefore am really looking forward to playing for my favourite club. 

Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Sebastian Rode. https://t.co/heqPWN6qso pic.twitter.com/C2fmZ9WUEX

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2016

“Thomas Tuchel is a top-class coach. I am looking forward to the new challenge and my first home game in black and yellow in the Signal Iduna Park.”

Rode had been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern this summer after falling out of favour at the Allianz Arena, starting just 11 league games over two seasons.


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The Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “Sebastian Rode asked us free him from his contract because he sees the opportunity to play regularly for Dortmund.”

Rode is the latest transfer involving Dortmund and Bayern to take place, with Mats Hummels having swapped the former to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side last month.

Dortmund complete Rode signing from Bayern

The former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder fell out of favour with the Bundesliga champions and has decided to seek pastures new by joining their rivals for an undisclosed fee

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Sebastian Rode from rivals Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

Rode, 25, arrived in Dortmund on Monday to complete a medical and put the finishing touches to a four-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.

Speaking after BVB confirmed the deal, the former Eintracht Frankfurt man said: “I am a childhood BVB fan and therefore am really looking forward to playing for my favourite club. 

Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Sebastian Rode. https://t.co/heqPWN6qso pic.twitter.com/C2fmZ9WUEX

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2016

“Thomas Tuchel is a top-class coach. I am looking forward to the new challenge and my first home game in black and yellow in the Signal Iduna Park.”

Rode had been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern this summer after falling out of favour at the Allianz Arena, starting just 11 league games over two seasons.


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The Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “Sebastian Rode asked us free him from his contract because he sees the opportunity to play regularly for Dortmund.”

Rode is the latest transfer involving Dortmund and Bayern to take place, with Mats Hummels having swapped the former to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side last month.

BREAKING: Dortmund sign Rode from Bayern

The former Eintracht Frankfurt midfielder fell out of favour with the Bundesliga champions and has decided to seek pastures new by joining their rivals for an undisclosed fee

Borussia Dortmund have completed the signing of Sebastian Rode from rivals Bayern Munich for an undisclosed fee.

Rode, 25, arrived in Dortmund on Monday to complete a medical and put the finishing touches to a four-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.

Speaking after BVB confirmed the deal, the former Eintracht Frankfurt man said: “I am a childhood BVB fan and therefore am really looking forward to playing for my favourite club. 

Borussia Dortmund verpflichtet Sebastian Rode. https://t.co/heqPWN6qso pic.twitter.com/C2fmZ9WUEX

— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2016

“Thomas Tuchel is a top-class coach. I am looking forward to the new challenge and my first home game in black and yellow in the Signal Iduna Park.”

Rode had been heavily linked with a move away from Bayern this summer after falling out of favour at the Allianz Arena, starting just 11 league games over two seasons.

The Bundesliga champions’ chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge explained: “Sebastian Rode asked us free him from his contract because he sees the opportunity to play regularly for Dortmund.”

Rode is the latest transfer involving Dortmund and Bayern to take place, with Mats Hummels having swapped the former to join Carlo Ancelotti’s side last month.

Guardiola to face Bayern Munich in first Manchester City game

The 45-year-old will face his former club at the Allianz Arena on July 20, in a fixture which will also be Carlo Ancelotti’s home debut as the Bavarians’ new boss


Pep Guardiola’s first game as Manchester City boss will be against Bayern Munich in pre-season.

The Spaniard will face his former club at the Allianz Arena on July 20, less than two months after his final game in charge of the Bavarians.

The match will also mark Carlo Ancelotti’s home debut for Bayern.

“Playing Bayern Munich is always a great occasion and this match has the added excitement of our new head coach Pep Guardiola returning to play with Manchester City against his former club,” said City’s chief executive Ferrran Soriano.

“Bayern will provide fitting opposition as our team continues its pre-season preparations and we will be able to connect with our fans in Germany.”

City will also face Manchester United and Borussia Dortmund during their pre-season tour of China.

Dortmund plan Weigl contract talks amid rumoured Bayern interest

BVB general manager Michael Zorc is keen to sit down with the 20-year-old after Euro 2016 to discuss his future following an impressive first season at the club

Borussia Dortmund are planning to hold contract talks with Julian Weigl after Euro 2016, amid rumoured interest from Bayern Munich.

Mario Gotze, Robert Lewandowski and, this summer, Mats Hummels have all left Dortmund to join rivals Bayern of late.

And Weigl is reportedly next on Bayern’s radar after an impressive breakthrough season at BVB, earning a spot in Germany’s Euros squad after making 30 Bundesliga appearances.

But Dortmund general manager Michael Zorc is hoping to ward off Bayern’s speculated interest in the 20-year-old by offering him a new contract until 2021, according to Bild.


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Speaking to Bild, Zorc said: “Julian being taken to the European Championship is the culmination of his outstanding season.

“This makes me very happy for him and he has also earned it.

“We will certainly sit together after the Euros in a calm manner to discuss everything else.”

One player who is set to make the rare journey the other way is Sebastian Rode, who is close to joining Dortmund from Bayern.

“Only the medicals are missing, then it’s complete,” Rode told Ruhr Nachrichten after landing at Dortmund airport.