Germany international Emre Can is back in the Bundesliga after agreeing a loan move to Borussia Dortmund from Italian Serie A champions Juventus.
The 26-year-old has signed on with BVB until the end of the season, with head coach Lucien Favre strengthening his side as they mount a renewed push for the Bundesliga title. The deal will be made permanent at the end of the season if certain criteria are met.
"I believe this team has great potential and can win something. I'm convinced I can help here," said Can. "I've always had a soft spot for this club and can't wait to play in front of these fans for the first time because Borussia Dortmund is known around the world for them."
Can came through the ranks at Eintracht Frankurt, but joined Bayern Munich at the age of 15 in 2009. He made four senior appearances for the club before spending a year at Bayer Leverkusen in 2013/14 and four in England with Liverpool.
The central midfielder, who has also played in defence en route to earning 25 caps for Germany, sought a new challenge in 2018 with Juventus, where he won the league and cup double in his first season.
"In Emre Can, we're getting a Germany international who can be used in defence and midfield across a variety of systems," added sporting director Michael Zorc. "He's a player with technique and physique, as well as having a pronounced desire to win."