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Borussia Dortmund signal Anthony Modeste from Cologne with Sebastien Haller sidelined

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Borussia Dortmund have signed centre-forward Anthony Modeste from Bundesliga rivals Cologne on a one-year contract to fill in for Sebastien Haller — out of motion for a number of months to endure chemotherapy — the German membership mentioned on Monday.

Haller, 28, was signed final month to interchange Erling Haaland, who joined Manchester Metropolis, however lower than two weeks later the Ivory Coast worldwide was recognized with a malignant testicular tumour throughout Dortmund’s coaching camp.

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“In gentle of Sebastien Haller’s sickness, we’re glad that, in Anthony Modeste, now we have been ready so as to add one other striker with this profile to our squad for the present season,” Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl mentioned.

Modeste, 34, made 157 appearances and scored 79 targets in two separate spells at Cologne.

Dortmund go to Freiburg on Friday of their second match of the season after a 1-0 dwelling win over Bayer Leverkusen final week.

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