Borussia Dortmund have bolstered their ranks for the new campaign with the acquisition of versatile FC Bayern München midfielder Sebastian Rode.
"I've been a BVB fan since I was a child and am therefore delighted that a transfer to my favourite club worked out", said Rode, who has penned a four-year deal at the SIGNAL IDUNA PARK.
A former Germany U-21 international, Rode helped Eintracht Frankfurt to Bundesliga promotion in 2012, but his career stalled somewhat at the Allianz Arena, with the now 25-year-old playing less than 400 minutes of Bayern's successful title defence in 2015/16.
"Sebastian Rode is a dynamic and tough-tackling player with an extremely valuable character. We are very pleased to have secured his services,“ said Borussia Dortmund’s sporting director Michael Zorc.