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Reports: Erik Durm moving to VfB Stuttgart

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Another young defender headed out this summer

VfL Bochum v Borussia Dortmund - Preseason Friendly Photo by Christof Koepsel/Bongarts/Getty Images

After losing Matthias Ginter and Pascal Stenzel earlier this summer, Borussia Dortmund appears to have lost yet another one of its young defenders as Erik Durm is reportedly heading to VfB Stuttgart.

According to Kicker, Durm’s move to Stuttgart is imminent as both Dortmund and VfB have agreed on the terms for the deal. The transfer will be completed pending a medical for Durm at his new club.

Ruhr Nachrichten is reporting that Durm and his teammates have already said their farewells after training this morning. The deal, expected to be in the range of €5 Million will help fill a need for Stuttgart. Former Dortmund junior trainer and current Stuttgart manager Hannes Wolf will likely use Durm on the right side either in midfield or defense.

Erik Durm’s time at Dortmund has been marred by injury and inefficiency. Last season, Durm missed time on several occasions with back and muscular injuries. He also missed two games this preseason with a hip problem.

In his limited action, Durm appeared in 13 league matches, factoring in just two assists while being assessed just one yellow card. However, when he played in the Bundesliga, Dortmund had an impressive record of 8W-3D-2L.

BVB goalkeeper Roman Burki also confirmed Durm was on the move, hastily posting then deleting an Instagram post bidding good-bye to his friend and now former teammate.

While official word from both clubs have yet to be announced, it looks as if Durm is on his way out of Borussia Dortmund. Best of luck, Erik!