Borussia Dortmund sign Ukrainian Yarmolenko – media
Borussia Dortmund signed Ukraine winger Andriy Yarmolenko from Dynamo Kyiv on Monday, quickly replenishing their squad after selling attacking midfielder Ousmane Dembele to Barcelona three days ago, according to SuperSport.
The 27-year-old, who will wear the No. 9 shirt, has spent his entire professional career at Dynamo, making 339 appearances over the course of 11 seasons and scoring 137 goals, SuperSport wrote.
"I'm very grateful that Dynamo Kyiv has allowed me to fulfill my dream by moving to a big European club," he said in a statement on Dortmund's website. "I will work hard in training to help BVB reach their highest goals."
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The deal's add-ons will make it the second most expensive transfer of all time.
Yarmolenko, who won three Ukrainian league titles with Dynamo, has made 69 appearances for Ukraine, scoring 29 goals. "Andriy is a player we've been following for some time," said Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc.