BVB makes the first winter transfer and brings in a striker who should initially shine in the second team.
Borussia Dortmund have signed Cyrill Akono from SC Verl. The Bundesliga club officially announced this on Wednesday. The 22-year-old striker is initially expected to appear in the second team, which competes in the third division.
“We were already interested in him in the summer, so it’s all the better that it worked now,” said Dortmund’s U23 manager Ingo Preuss about the transfer.
Akono played for FC Schalke 04 and Preußen Münster in his youth. He then tried his hand at seniors at FSV Mainz 05 and VfB Lübeck before ending up in Verl a year and a half ago.
Akono has four goals and one assist in 17 games this season. In 2019 he made an international match for Germany’s U19s.