Sokratis (c.) has built a reputation as one of the Bundesliga's most uncompromising defenders
Sokratis (c.) has built a reputation as one of the Bundesliga's most uncompromising defenders
Bundesliga

Sokratis to sign for Dortmund

Dortmund - Borussia Dortmund have agreed a deal to bring SV Werder Bremen defender Sokratis to the Signal-Iduna-Park on 1 July 2013. The 38-time Greek international centre-back has signed a contract until 30 June 2018.

"The next step"

"We're delighted that Sokratis has decided to join Dortmund," said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc. "He can play in several positions across the back and we see a lot of potential in him."

Sokratis joined Bremen in 2011 from Italian outfit Genoa CFC, making 59 appearances and scoring two goals for the club in the Bundesliga and DFB Cup. "I've had two years in Bremen from which I've profited greatly," said the defender. "Now it's time for me to make the next step."

Both clubs have agreed to keep the financial details of the transfer confidential.