Borussia Dortmund sign Thorgan Hazard and Julian Brandt from Bundesliga rivals

Thorgan Hazard
Hazard scored 10 goals in the Bundesliga last season

Borussia Dortmund have signed Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Thorgan Hazard and Bayer Leverkusen winger Julian Brandt on five-year deals.

Belgian international Hazard, 26, is the younger brother of Chelsea's Eden and has signed for a reported £30m.

Brandt, 23, has 24 caps for Germany since making his debut in 2016.

Dortmund, who lose Christian Pulisic to Chelsea this summer, finished as runners-up in Bundesliga, two points back from champions Bayern Munich.

Hazard scored 10 goals and registered 12 assists as Monchengladbach finished fifth in the league, 21 points behind Lucian Favre's Dortmund.

"Now was exactly the right time to take the next step in my career," he said.

A former Chelsea youth player, Hazard spent five years at Monchengladbach. He has won 21 caps for Belgium and was part of the squad that finished third at last year's World Cup.

His form this season had seen him linked with a move to Liverpool and Arsenal.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "He has consistently demonstrated his class over the course of the past few years."

Brandt, 23, made 43 appearances for Leverkusen last season, scoring 10 goals.

"I am a person who sometimes decides things from the gut and for whom a good feeling is important," Brandt told the club website. "In the case of Borussia Dortmund, I have a very good feeling.

"One of the main reasons for my change is that BVB narrowly missed the title last season, so there is room for improvement."

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