Sahin returns to Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have re-signed Nuri Sahin on a loan deal from Real Madrid that sees the Turkish international midfielder staying until the end of the 2013/14 season.

The 24-year old midfielder left Signal Iduna Park in 2011 for Real Madrid after helping Borussia Dortmund to their first Bundesliga title in 9 years. Sahin was voted Germany’s Player of the Year by his fellow professionals that season.

Nuri Sahin has signed a contract to keep him in Madrid until 2017 but things hadn’t worked out under Jose Mourinho, which began with him being loaned to English Premier League side Liverpool at the start of this season.

562 days after leaving the Borussians, Sahin has returned to the club that he joined age 12. Sahin commented:

“It’s overwhelming to be back home. This is my club, my home. This is the club where I can bring 200 per cent.”

Nuri Sahin became the youngest-ever player to appear in the Bundesliga when he made his debut for Borussia Dortmund on 6 August 2006 at the age of 16 years and 335 days. He went on to play 135 league games, scoring 13 goals, in which 6 of those came in their 2010/11 title-winning campaign, before joining Real Madrid.

Since leaving the Borussians, midfielder Ilkay Gündoğan replaced Sahin and has settled in very well, giving Sahin competition to get himself back into the starting line-up.