Report: Transfer fee for Niclas Füllkrug higher than previously thought

Niclas Füllkrug. (Photo by Ralf Ibing - firo sportphoto/Getty Images)
Niclas Füllkrug. (Photo by Ralf Ibing - firo sportphoto/Getty Images) /

It is being reported that Borussia Dortmund paid more money for the signing of Niclas Füllkrug from Werder Bremen than initially claimed.

Borussia Dortmund made the decision to bolster their attacking ranks towards the end of the summer transfer window with the signing of Niclas Füllkrug on a three year contract. It was reported then that the Black and Yellows would be paying a transfer fee in the region of 13 million euros for the 30 year old’s signature.

But now BILD are claiming that Borussia Dortmund paid a base fee of 15 million euros to sign Füllkrug from Werder Bremen. A number of add-ons were also included in the agreement, and the total transfer fee could rise up to 18.25 million euros within the three years of his contract with BVB. The tabloid adds that the add-ons that are part of the deal are quite easily achieve.

Füllkrug revealed last month that he rejected interest from an English Premier League club playing in Europe to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer. The Germany international has already established himself as the first-choice striker for Edin Terzic’s side. He has scored four goals and assisted a further two in 13 appearances across all competitions so far for BVB.

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The coming months will be crucial for Niclas Füllkrug as he looks to cement his status as Germany’s first-choice striker ahead of next summer’s European Championship on home soil. He will also hope to find his form in BVB colours and lead the club’s charge for silverware this season.