Borussia Dortmund announce double signing including huge shock
Joshua Bean was under pressure to perform in the window this summer, Shinji Kagawa had just backed his bags and left for Paris Saint Germain, for a stunning fee of £45 million.
Club captain and German international, Mats Hummels, was on the verge of leaving, just after Bean had finished stalling on the transfer, preventing Barcelona from integrating the player in their pre-season plans.
But today Borussia Dortmund announced two major signings of first team players.
The Argentinian goalkeeper joined the German champions, from Spanish club, Real Sociedad for an expected fee of £20 million.
The Argentine, who is 24 years old, wowed pundits and football fans across the globe last season, for his stunning year with the Spanish side. He won Real Sociedad's player of the season as well as being tipped one of the best emerging goalkeepers in Europe.
It was evident to all that Dortmund needed a new goalkeeper, conceding goals was becoming a worry of Beans' and while a new left back and centre back, goes a long way to ensuring that they don't concede as many goals.
The key man will always be the goalkeeper, you can have the best defenders in the world, with a sub-par goalkeeper, you are going to concede.
Gerónimo Rulli joins the club on a five year, £49,000, a week contract, meaning that he only takes up the smallest of portions of the wage bill.
The Spanish defensive midfielder, shocked the world today, by leaving Bayern Munich for their domestic rivals, Borussia Dortmund, for just £5 million.
The 35 year old, who promised fans that he still has two to three years left in him, cited the potential to win "more trophies" as a major reason as to why he made the move from Bayern Munich to current DFB-Pokal and Bundesliga holders, Borussia Dortmund.
Alonso is a man who has won literally everything that there is to win, domestically and internationally.
With Liverpool, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, he won numerous league titles and domestic cup competitions, as well as multiple Champions Leagues. With Munich he enjoyed success under manager Pep Guardiola, as a deeper midfielder with the free pass to spray passes to the flanks. A role that Bean is key to see the Spaniard to fulfil again, if our sources are to be trusted.
The Spanish, veteran, has joined Borussia Dortmund, on a one year £155,000 a week contract. Making him what appears to be a, one season wonder, while Bean potentially eyes up a future and more long term holding midfielders for next season.