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Barcelona announce departure of defender Marc Bartra to Dortmund

Dortmund have signed a young defender from the Catalan giants.

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UPDATE: It's official. Barcelona's official Twitter account and website have just announced that Marc Bartra is moving to Dortmund. BVB themselves should announce the news soon, but FCB have said the deal is worth €8 million euros.

Mundo Deportivo first broke the news that Bartra is allegedly undergoing his medical with Dortmund after they triggered his release clause. Contrary to deals typically made by Barcelona, there is reportedly no buyback clause in the transfer. So Barca will not be able to just buy him back in a few years for a low fee.

Barcelona based Sport also picked up news of the deal, saying that it was nearing completion.

Bartra has been limited as a backup to Gerard Pique with Barcelona, but he has long been regarded as a solid young piece of the puzzle for the Catalonian giants. He has been previously linked to a move to bigger sides such as Liverpool but has chosen to remain in Spain.

His limited role with Barcelona has not limited his international career, as he has been named to Vicente del Bosque's 23-man Euro 2016 roster. Bartra is fast and bold in his playing style and seems to be a decent (and cheap) pickup to plug the Mats Hummels sized gap at central defense.

Stay tuned for more updates as this deal develops!