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'Witsel to Dortmund is the best transfer this season'

By Bulinews Team

Belgium coach Roberto Martinez believes Borussia Dortmund made the signing of the summer when they brought in Axel Witsel.

Axel Witsel (left) with Dries Mertens.
Axel Witsel (left) with Dries Mertens.Photo: Кирилл Венедиктов/Soccer.ru/CC-by-SA 3.0
Borussia Dortmund deserve huge compliments for signing Axel Witsel from Chinese side Tianjin Quanjian for just €20 million, says Belgium coach Roberto Martinez.

According to the former Everton manager, the BVB pulled off the best transfer coup of the summer by bringing in the Belgium international.

"The best transfer in the world this season is Axel Witsel to Borussia Dortmund. He is the best investment in European football. What he brings to the team for a relatively small transfer fee of €20 million makes him the best signing of this transfer period," Martinez told Sport Bild and added:

"Dortmund deserve tremendous recognition for the signing of Axel. He had gone under the radar in China (...) I knew he would prevail."

So far, the 29-year-old midfielder has made 10 appearances for Borussia Dortmund with two goals to his name.

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