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Dortmund won't quite confirm signing 16-year-old
by Mike Woitalla, October 8th, 2012 1AM
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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Borussia Dortmund Sports Director Michael Zorc stopped short of confirming reports that the two-time defending Bundesliga champion has signed 16-year-old Virginia product Junior Flores.

Flores' father Oscar Flores told the Washington Post that his son, who’s part of the U.S. U-17 national team residency program in Bradenton, Fla., had signed a four-year deal with Dortmund that would go into effect when he turns 18 in March of 2014.

Zorc told Germany’s Kicker.de that Flores is a “very interesting talent” but reports he has signed a deal "are not totally right."

FIFA regulations prevent teams from signing foreign players before the age of 18 but they have been known to offer them “pre-contracts” that kick-in when the players reach 18 years of age. Germany’s Bild.de also reported Zorc saying an acquisition of Flores has not been finalized but Bild wrote that the club has agreed on a “pre-contract.”

Flores’ play with the U.S. U-17s had also attracted interest from MLS, Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool.

“We got a lot of calls from MLS,” Oscar Flores told the Washington Post's Steven Goff, “but it was way less money than Dortmund was offering.”



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  1. Jack vrankovic
    commented on: October 8, 2012 at 11:36 a.m.
    Good for him. He should start with German lessons. Dortmund is a fun team to watch, full of young technically gifted players and rabid fans. First team playing time is hard to come by there. Ivan Perisic was snatched up by Dortmund after dominating the Belgian league. Since arriving in Germany he has scored some stunning goals, but does start consistently.

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