Balerdi set for Dortmund move

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Defender Leonardo Balerdi is closing in on a move from Boca Juniors to Borussia Dortmund pending the outcome of a medical.

Defender Leonardo Balerdi is closing in on a move from Boca Juniors to Borussia Dortmund pending the outcome of a medical.

The 19-year-old has only made five appearances for the Buenos Aires-based club although he seems to have done enough to attract the attention of the Bundesliga pacesetters.

Reports in Argentina suggest BVB will pay 15million euros for the defender, with a further 2m euros potentially due in add-ons.

Boca Juniors president Daniel Angelici insists things will happen sooner rather than later and feels they have got a good price for the youngster.

‘Balerdi will travel to Germany this weekend and the medical check will be carried out on Monday,’ he told Radio Continental. ‘We have reached an agreement and this is always subject to a medical check. It has a lot of conditions.

‘In that regard, I think we ended up making a very good fee for a player but we wished he’d played in Boca’s first team for a while.’

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