Football: Borussia Dortmund sign Mahmoud Dahoud from Borussia Moenchengladbach

Mahmoud Dahoud celebrates a goal during a Uefa Europa League match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Schalke 04 on March 16, 2017.
Mahmoud Dahoud celebrates a goal during a Uefa Europa League match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and FC Schalke 04 on March 16, 2017. PHOTO: EPA

BERLIN (REUTERS) - Borussia Dortmund have signed talented midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud of Borussia Moenchengladbach on a four-year contract starting next season, the Bundesliga club said on Thursday (March 30).

The 21-year-old Germany Under-21 international, who was a transfer target for several top European clubs including Liverpool, signed an undisclosed deal to play for Dortmund until 2022.

"Mo Dahoud is a hugely talented and exciting player in the central midfield position whom we have been watching intensively for several years," said Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc. "He has already proven he can play at top level."

Dahoud has scored six goals in 52 league appearances for Gladbach after rising through the Foals' youth ranks.

He has also played in the Champions League and Europa League in the past few seasons.

Dortmund are third in the Bundesliga and are through to the German Cup last four and the Champions League quarter-finals.