Borussia Dortmund reportedly sign Yannik Lührs from Hannover 96 for the U-23s

Borussia Dortmund have reportedly signed Hannover 96's Yannik Lührs for their U-23s side, per reports.
Hannover 96 v 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 - Second Bundesliga
Hannover 96 v 1. FC Heidenheim 1846 - Second Bundesliga / Stuart Franklin/GettyImages

Borussia Dortmund's summer signings are seemingly set to continue, this time with the club reportedly signing a centre-back for the U-23s side. Yannik Lührs of Hannover 96 in the 2.Bundesliga is set to join Die Schwarzgelben's second team.

Lührs, who has played 186 minutes for Hannover across 6 games, will apparently be moving to BVB for a fee of 400,000 euros, per BILD. According to the report, the deal came to fruition with the help of Borussia Dortmund's U-23s coach Jan Zimmerman, who spent time with Hannover as a coach. Zimmerman is familiar with Lührs and has worked to convince him to make the jump.

In addition to the allure of working with his former coach, Lührs' lack of minutes has proved to be a frustration for the young defender, who is also a Germany U-20s international. Lührs will likely get substantial minutes in the Borussia Dortmund second team, which could eventually lead to a possibility for first-team minutes should he impress.

At the very least, it will give the 20 year old on-field experience and consistent minutes he can use to develop his game. Borussia Dortmund's second team has proven a solid launchpad for quite a few players, even if they didn't integrate into the club's first-team squad.

Heidenheim duo Lennard Maloney and Patrick Mainka come to mind, alongside Stuttgart winger Chris Führich. They all made the jump from Borussia Dortmund II to Bundesliga or 2. Bundesliga sides, and eventually ended up in Germany's top flight.

Its very hard to speculate as to how much of an impact Lührs will have during his time with Dortmund. What we can say is that this is indeed a bargain signing for BVB, and one that could end up being very mutually beneficial for the player and club alike, especially if Zimmerman can bring the best out of the talent offered by his former charges.