Borussia Dortmund signs 16-year-old Ecuador talent for 2026/27 season

BVB ahead of the next season have already started to make their signing as they have signed talented 16-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Justin Lerma.

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Borussia Dortmund signs 16-year-old Ecuador talent for 2026/27 season

Borussia Dortmund signs Ecuador midfielder (Source- Twitter)

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Borussia Dortmund have been one of the finest side in the UEFA Champions League 2023/24 season. The Yellow and Black side against all the odds qualified for the final of the tournament and will be facing Real Madrid at Wembley. The German side had a decent outing in the Bundesliga as they secured the place for the UCL next season and placed fifth in the league. In the European competition they have outperformed some of the biggest clubs to play the ultimate game. 

The club have brought some of the greatest players in the past history as they have some of the big names with Marco Reus, Robert Lewandowski, Ilkay Gundogan and many more. However they have a brilliant squad this time around as well, with likes of Jadon Sancho, who they are willing to keep back after his end of loan spell and Ian Maasten, the Chelsea full back has been oustanding for the side in his loan period. 

BVB ahead of the next season have already started to make their signing as they have signed talented 16-year-old Ecuadorian midfielder Justin Lerma. But he will join when he turns 18 for the 2026/27 season. Until then, Lerma, who made his debut in his country's top division this season at the age of 15, will continue to improve under his home club in Ecuador. 

We have been following Justin for some time: Sebastian Kehl

Sporting director Sebastian Kehl stated, "We have been following Justin for some time and have been in close contact with the player and his family ever since. Justin stands out as one of the best players in his age group in South America and we are happy to have secured an exceptional talent for Borussia Dortmund."

Previously the Kehl has also shown interest in keeping Sancho as the English winger has been in loan from Manchester United and has found back his form since joining back his former club and have been a key member for the side in the UCL campaign as well. Reus who has already announced his departure from the club after 12 years the end of the current season, and the club wants to win the European competition for him.

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