Borussia Dortmund have signed Germany international Emre Can from Italian record champions Juventus with immediate effect.

The 26-year-old – who became a German champion and Champions League winner in 2013, a Europa League finalist in 2016, a Champions League finalist in 2018 and an Italian champion in 2019 – will join on loan until the end of the season. Provided that the agreed conditions are fulfilled, the loan will subsequently be made into a permanent transfer.

Can, who has represented Germany at all youth levels from U15s upwards and played for Joachim Löw’s senior team, began his professional career at Bayern Munich in the 2012/13 season and later played for Bayer Leverkusen, Liverpool and Juventus. During his career, Can has made 185 top-flight appearances in the Bundesliga, Premier League and Serie A (18 goals) and 23 appearances in the Champions League (one goal).

“In Emre Can, we’re signing a Germany international who can be deployed in several positions in defence and central midfield across multiple systems. A player with technique and a physical presence who possesses a strong will to win,” said BVB sporting director Michael Zorc.

Can, who completed his medical check in Dortmund today, said: “I believe that the BVB team has great potential and can win something. I’m convinced that I can help them to do this. I want to get stuck in; I’ve always had a liking for this club and I can’t wait for the first opportunity to play in front of these fans, who have made Borussia Dortmund famous across the whole world.”