German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund signed Argentinian U20 international Leonardo Balerdi, 19, this Monday morning. The talented young centre-half signed a long-term contract with the eight-time German champions.

"The signing of Leonardo Balerdi was originally a transfer planned for the coming summer that has now been brought forward. Leonardo is an intelligent centre-back who is strong with his head and in one-on-ones. He's also good at build-up play and passing. We're very glad that he's chosen us and are convinced that he'll help us with his talent in the future," stated Borussia Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc.

Balerdi signed his contract in the afternoon at the training ground in Hohenbuschei, where he also got to meet his new team-mates and subsequently trained directly with Lucien Favre's team.

BVB-TV: Interview with Leonardo Balerdi