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Borussia Dortmund Snags Versatile Defender from Bundesliga Rivals

Mikel Merino, ESP 6 scores, shoots goal , Tor, Treffer, Torschuss, 1-2, Antonio Rüdiger, Ruediger, DFB 2 Waldemar Anton, DFB 16 Maximilian Mittelstädt, DFB 18 watching in the quarter final match GERMANY - SPAIN 1-2 of the UEFA European Championships 2024 on Jul 5, 2024 in Stuttgart, Germany. Photographer: Peter Schatz Credit: Peter Schatz/Alamy Live News
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In a significant move for Borussia Dortmund, the club has officially signed Waldemar Anton, as confirmed by renowned journalist Fabrizio Romano. The 27-year-old German defender, known for his versatility, joins Dortmund from VfB Stuttgart. Anton can play as a centre-back, defensive midfielder, and right-back, adding depth and flexibility to Dortmund’s defensive options. His contract with the club runs until June 30, 2028.

  • Waldemar Anton has signed a contract with Borussia Dortmund until June 30, 2028.
  • Anton can play as a centre-back, defensive midfielder, and right-back.
  • The transfer was confirmed by journalist Fabrizio Romano.

Waldemar Anton’s Career and Background

Waldemar Anton, born on July 20, 1996, in Almalyk, Uzbekistan, has had a commendable career in the Bundesliga. Standing at 1.89 meters, Anton has been a consistent performer. Here’s a snapshot of his career:

  • Total Appearances: 355
  • Total Goals: 6
  • Total Assists: 25
  • Bundesliga Appearances: 196
  • Bundesliga Goals: 2
  • 2. Bundesliga Appearances: 61
  • 2. Bundesliga Goals: 2
  • DFB-Pokal Appearances: 19
  • DFB-Pokal Goals: 1
  • National Team Appearances (Germany): 4

Anton has played a significant role at each club he has been a part of, contributing not just defensively but also providing occasional goals and assists.

Transfer History and Recent Move

Anton moved from Hannover 96 to VfB Stuttgart on July 28, 2020, for a transfer fee of €4.00 million. His recent transfer to Borussia Dortmund on July 8, 2024, marks another milestone in his career, although the transfer fee remains undisclosed. Anton’s diverse background, with a Russian father and Volga-German mother, makes him eligible to play for Russia as well. However, he has chosen to represent Germany, making appearances for the U21 team and the senior national team.

Bundesliga Transfer Market Dynamics

This transfer comes amid a bustling transfer season in the Bundesliga. Bayern Munich, for instance, is also making significant moves:

Waldemar Anton’s transfer to Borussia Dortmund is a testament to the dynamic and competitive nature of the Bundesliga transfer market. His addition is expected to bolster Dortmund’s defense significantly, making them a formidable contender in the upcoming season.

For more details on Waldemar Anton’s career and statistics, visit his Transfermarkt Profile.

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