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Dortmund swoop for defender Friedrich

Published: Wednesday 20 November 2013, 19.14CET
Borussia Dortmund have responded to injuries to centre-backs Mats Hummels and Neven Subotić by signing former German international Manuel Friedrich on a free transfer.
Dortmund swoop for defender Friedrich
Manuel Friedrich spent six years with Leverkusen after joining from Mainz ©Getty Images
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 20 November 2013, 19.14CET

Dortmund swoop for defender Friedrich

Borussia Dortmund have responded to injuries to centre-backs Mats Hummels and Neven Subotić by signing former German international Manuel Friedrich on a free transfer.

Borussia Dortmund have snapped up former German international defender Manuel Friedrich on a free transfer following injuries to Mats Hummels and Neven Subotić.

The 34-year-old, who has been without a club since leaving Bayer 04 Leverkusen in the summer, has penned a deal running until the season's close. "It will be an amazing experience to play in this stadium with the backing of the fans. I am looking forward to what should be a great time with Dortmund," said Friedrich, who has been training with the Bundesliga side for two weeks.

"He's made a very good impression here and has a lot of experience," added sporting director Michael Zorc. Former 1. FSV Mainz 05 centre-back Friedrich will help plug the gap left by Hummels – ruled out until January after tearing ligaments in his right heel – and Subotić, who has been sidelined for at least six months with cruciate knee ligament damage. 

Last updated: 02/12/13 12.39CET

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