Borussia Dortmund have officially exercised their purchase option on Turkish international midfielder, Nuri Sahin from Real Madrid for a fee of €7 million.
After being originally reported by German sports daily, Bild last month, after spending the past 18 months on loan at Borussia Dortmund, club president Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed to ‘Ruhrnachrichten’ that Sahin will return home having made just four appearances in his brief career with Real Madrid.
Sahin signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid in 2011 with a transfer fee of €10 million, but due to various injuries, the then reigning Bundesliga Player of the Year only appeared briefly for Los Blancos and after fully recovering, was loaned to Liverpool for the 2012-13 season.
However, Liverpool failed to give the 26-year-old minutes and was then loaned out for the second part of the season back to Borussia Dortmund, the site of his most successful moments.
The transfer fee will be €3 million less than Dortmund earned from his sale in 2011, while Real Madrid will consider that a relief compared to the lasting financial losses earned on other transfers in the past.