Borussia Dortmund has confirmed his fourth signing of the current summer transfer window.
Turkey international Salih Ozkan, 24, will move to Strobilale from rivals 1. FC Köln.
Ozkan, who has attracted the interest of a number of major European teams, has signed a contract until June 30, 2026.
“Saleh Ozkan was one of the rising stars of the last Bundesliga season and contributed mainly to Cologne’s successful season in the defensive midfield. He is an incredibly strong player in the tackle and air,” said BVB-waiting sporting director Sebastian Kehl.
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Saleh Ozcan said: 1. FC Cologne is my hometown club and I owe them a lot. There are very few clubs for which I would have left my hometown. The energy of Borussia Dortmund, which one can literally feel, as well as the opportunity to play regularly in the Champions League, eventually led me to my decision.
Özkan joins Niklas Sule (Bayern Munich), Nico Schlutterbeek (FC Freiburg) and Karim Adeyemi (Salzburg) through the entry door in Dortmund as they prepare for the 2022/23 season.