Borussia Dortmund stars Mario Götze and Marcel Schmelzer have responded to a plea by two young fans to change the names on the back of shirts they received last Christmas.

Two sisters Olivia (8) and Emily (11) received Dortmund shirts with the names of Ousmane Dembele and Emre Mor on the back. This summer, Dembele left the Westphalians for Barcelona, while Mor linked up with Celta Vigo.

The father of the two girls from Velbert wrote to Germany's Bild newspaper asking if they could help, and one of the paper's readers just happened to be Götze, and he was only too happy to oblige.

"Sad fans at the start of the season are a no go!" he wrote on Facebook. "We may not be Mr Watzke, but Schmelle and I would nevertheless like to gift you new shirts."

Thanks to the kindness of the two Dortmund stars, Olivia and Emily will now be able to visit the Signal Iduna Park with the names of two of their heroes on the field printed on the back of their shirts.

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