Borussia Dortmund sign Emre Mor as Turkish teenager snubs Liverpool
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- 18-year-old joins Dortmund after one season at Danish side Nordsjaelland
- Turkey international, among Europe’s hottest young prospects, had also been tracked by Liverpool, Arsenal, Juventus and both Manchester clubs
- Mor joins Ousmane Dembele, Marc Bartra, Sebastian Rode and Mikel Merino on long list of Dortmund newcomers for 2016-17 season
Borussia Dortmund have scored a major transfer coup by signing 18-year old Turkish international midfielder Emre Mor from Danish Superliga side Nordsjaelland.
Mor looked past interest from a string of clubs across Europe to agree to a deal with the Bundesliga side that runs through June 2021.
‘Emre Mor is a highly rated and versatile young attacking player who we think has huge potential to develop,’ said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.
Emre Mor spurned Liverpool and others to sign a five-year deal with Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday
Mor is just 18 but has been included in Turkey coach Fatih Terim’s squad for Euro 2016 in France
TURKEY AT EURO 2016
14:00 Sunday 12 June – vs Croatia
20:00 Friday 17 June – vs Spain
20:00 Tuesday 21 June – vs Czech Republic
The 18-year-old was given the day off from training with Turkey on the Provencal coast in Saint-Cyr-sur-Mer to fly to Germany and sign with Dortmund.
Mor was clearly happy to have joined the Bundesliga runners-up.
‘Dortmund is a great European club with one-of-a-kind fans. I’m looking forward enormously to meeting my new team-mates and I can hardly wait for the season to begin and to play my first game for Borussia.’
Mor has only one season as a professional under his belt – at Nordsjaelland in his native Denmark
The son of a Macedonian mother and Turkish father played for Denmark as a youth before switching to Turkey
EMRE MOR PROFILE
- Born 24 July 1997 in Copenhagen.
- Made his debut for Nordsjaelland in November 2015, making his first start against Brondby a week later.
- The 18-year-old scored his first senior goal in a 1-1 draw against Viborg on February 28.
- Mor played for Denmark at Under 17, U18 and U19 level.
Dortmund did not make the transfer fee they paid for Mor public, but sport magazine kicker have reported that the player cost €9.5million (£7.4m).
Mor had reportedly been tracked by Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus, Galatasaray, and others.
But Liverpool might be most bitterly disappointed to have missed out on the player.
The Merseyside club had been hotly tipped to capture Mor’s signature as part of manager Jurgen Klopp’s efforts to re-make the squad by bringing in young players with potential to develop.