Borussia Dortmund: BVB swoop to fill Robert Lewandowski void

Adrian Ramos sign a deal to Borussia Dortmund

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Borussia Dortmund have announced a deal to sign Hertha Berlin striker Adrian Ramos to fill the void being left by Bayern Munich-bound Robert Lewandowski.

Borussia trumpeted the capture of one of the Bundesliga’s top marksmen the day after they were dumped out of the Champions League by Real Madrid.

Ramos’ long-rumoured arrival in Dortmund on a four-year deal should help ease the pain felt by fans still smarting from Bayern’s capture of Polish forward Lewandowski on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old Colombian has been in super form this season, scoring
16 goals in 29 appearances for Hertha while his overall record with the Berlin club stands at 32 goals in 89 matches.

BVB sporting director Michael Zorc, who had revealed this week that the club will “certainly sign two strikers” in the summer, believes Ramos’ style is well suited to Jurgen Klopp’s system.

“Adrian Ramos is an excellent footballer and one of the top goalscorers in Germany,” he told the club’s official website. “He fits perfectly with Borussia Dortmund’s requirements.”

Dortmund’s statement also said that the two clubs had agreed not to disclose the transfer fee.

Borussia travel to Munich on Saturday to face Bayern as the 5.59 underdogs in the 1X2 betting.

The Bundesliga champions are the 1.56 favourites to bounce back from last weekend’s shock defeat to Augsburg with a win while the draw is available at 4.00.

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