Register Login Scores

International

Dortmund Sign Lewandowski Replacement

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the signing of Hertha Berlin forward, Adrian Ramos, on a four-year contract.

The Colombian will join Jurgen Klopp’s side for €9m (R130 million) in the summer and has been signed to replace Robert Lewandowski, who will join Bayern Munich on a free transfer after the season.

"Adrian Ramos is an excellent footballer and one of the top scorers in Germany", sporting director, Michael Zorc, said in a statement.

"He fits Borussia Dortmund's requirements perfectly."

Ramos joined Hertha Berlin in 2009 and has scored 32 goals in 89 appearances in the Bundesliga for the club. This season, the Colombian is the league’s third best striker and only one goal behind Mario Mandzukic and Lewandowski, who both have scored 17 goals.

The 28-year-old has assisted seven more goals for his team mates, which means he has been involved in 62 percent of Berlin’s goals.

Zorc, however, also confirmed that the club is still in the market for a second striker, with names such as Edin Dzeko, Jackson Martinez and Christian Benteke linked to the club.

“We will sign two strikers this summer,” Zorc added.

The task to replace Robert Lewandowski, who has developed into a world class striker under Klopp, won’t be easy for Ramos and the possible second signing.

The Poland international has scored 71 times in 125 appearances for Dortmund, and impressive 17 goals in 28 Champions Leaguegames.

Which other striker should Dortmund sign to keep up with Europe’s best? Have your say in the comment section below.

*Heric Replaces Palmer At Chippa (PLEASE DON'T USE NOW - Needs...

Bale Praises Lewandowski

Lewandowski: Szczesny Tried To Lure Me To Arsenal

Reus Double Not Enough

49 comments

Top 5

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

20 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Nedbank Cup Last 32 Fixtures Revealed

130 Jan 14, 2021 06:28 PM in Nedbank Cup

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

Chiefs' Plans To Catch Downs

146 Jan 08, 2021 07:05 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Confirmed: Serero Lands New Contract

12 Jan 18, 2021 10:10 AM in Players Abroad

Hunt Selects Chiefs' Man Of The Match, Snubs Nurkovic

41 Jan 19, 2021 07:45 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Revealed: Serero Amongst 10 Highest Valued SA Players

3 Jan 19, 2021 11:45 AM in Players Abroad

Transfer Update: Salah

1 Jan 19, 2021 12:42 PM in English Premier League

14 Footballers Who Have Degrees

28 Sep 16, 2020 08:30 PM in World News

Chiefs Explain Unpleasant Trip To Angola

56 Jan 07, 2021 09:14 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Festival & Co Lauded As Unbeaten Swallows Prepare For Bucs

6 Jan 07, 2021 03:12 PM in Orlando Pirates