Borussia Dortmund's U23s have another new signing to announce just in time for the training restart. Falko Michel will join Dortmund from the VfB Stuttgart youth setup.

The 21-year-old defender started his youth career at Sportfreunde Eintracht Freiburg before transferring to SC Freiburg in 2017. He then moved from Freiburg's U19 team to the VfB Stuttgart reserves in the summer of 2020. Michel made 59 appearances for the Swabians, scoring four goals and setting up 12 others. Michel was included in the first-team squad for the first round of the DFB-Pokal last season but did not make an appearance.  

"I'm looking forward to this huge club. I'm proud to be a part of Borussia Dortmund. I'm looking forward to the upcoming season," said Michel after signing the contract.