Dortmund buys Nuri Şahin back from Real Madrid
DORTMUND - The Associated Press
Dortmund's Nuri Şahin, left, challenges Real's Luka Modric during a Champions League quarterfinal first leg match between Real Madrid and Borussia Dortmund. AP PhotoBorussia Dortmund is buying midfielder Nuri Şahin back from Real Madrid.
Dortmund says its officials informed their Madrid counterparts on the sidelines of the Champions League quarterfinals that the Bundesliga club will use an option to buy Şahin. It gave no details of the deal.
The German-born Turkey midfielder helped lead Dortmund to the first of two consecutive Bundesliga titles in 2011 and then left for Real Madrid, where his career was slowed by a knee injury.
Following a spell on loan at Liverpool, he returned to Dortmund in January 2013 on a loan deal through the end of this season.