• Gladbach sign Kolodziejczak on deal lasting until 2021.
  • A two-time Europa League winner with Sevilla and former France youth international.
  • First signing since Dieter Hecking took over as coach.

Borussia Mönchengladbach have completed the signing of French defender Timothee Kolodziejczak from Sevilla FC.

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The 25-year-old, who can play as a central defender or at left-back, put pen to paper on deal running until 2021 after passing his medical with the Rhineland club on Wednesday.

"He's exactly the player we wanted to strengthen our defence," said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl. "He's a left-footed centre-back, who can also play at left-back. He's incredibly ambitious, has already shown what he's capable of and is still young."

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Timothee Kolodziejczak won the UEFA Europa League twice with Sevilla. © imago / AFLOSPORT

Kolodziejczak represented French clubs RC Lens, Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice, before moving to Sevilla in summer 2014. He won two UEFA Europa League titles with the La Liga side, but made just nine appearances in all competitions during the first half of the 2016/17 campaign.

The former France youth international represents Gladbach's first signing since Dieter Hecking took charge as head coach on 22 December 2016. Borussia - hovering three points above the bottom three in 14th after 16 matches - resume their Bundesliga campaign away to SV Darmstadt 98 on 21 January.

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