Weigl moves to Portugal

Borussia Dortmund and Benfica have reached an agreement for the transfer of Julian Weigl to the Portuguese side. The German defensive midfielder was on the fringes at Borussia Dortmund and has decided to commence a new challenge with “The Eagles”.

Weigl spent four and a half years with Dortmund but failed to establish himself as a regular starter after Thomas Tuchel left the club. The 24-year-old, Germany international was linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain and Inter Milan but Benfica were quick to finalize the €20m transfer of Weigl to the Primeira Liga.

The former 1860 Munich player made 171 appearances in all competitions for Dortmund and won the DFB-Pokal and DFL-Supercup during his time at the club.