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Borussia Dortmund Sign Marwin Hitz

Switzerland v San Marino - UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifier Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images

First transfer of the off-season is done!

Bourssia Dortmund has signed goalkeeper Marwin Hitz until 2021. Hitz comes from Augsburg on a free transfer. The 30 year old goalkeeper will be very useful to a Dortmund squad that leaks goals. While Burki hasn’t exactly been deposed yet, a good competition for the starting spot will make both keepers better regardless.

Hitz has been Augsburg’s keeper since 2013. This year Hitz let up 42 goals in 32 league matches this year. That is one less the Burkis 43 goals in 33 league matches. Hitz has not played too many European games, with only 8 Europa caps under his belt. It will be a big decision from Dortmunds next manager whether Burki or Hitz start in the Champions league next season. Burki has been awful in big games for BVB but has much more European experience.

Hitz has proven in the past he will do whatever it takes to win. He famously messed up the field at Koln where a penalty ball was placed against so it would be hard to hit. While this was a stupid move, it is clear he is super competitive.

What do you think about the Marwin Hitz signing?