Bartra Joins Real Betis From Dortmund

Bartra Joins Real Betis From Dortmund

Marc Bartra has officially switched from Dortmund to Real Betis, joining for an undisclosed fee.

The former Barcelona defender returns to the La Liga from Germany, signing a five-and-a-half-year deal with Real Betis.

Bartra sustained an arm injury in the bomb attack on the team bus and returns home after a difficult time.

“I have no words to describe the moments and feelings that I have lived in only a year and a half,” he said in a statement released via his Twitter account.

“It has happened very fast but at the same time I feel like I had been [here] many more years. Everything has been very powerful and I have experienced amazing feelings, inside and offside [sic] the field.

“Thanks to my colleagues who welcomed me and gave me their love from the first to the last day. Thanks to the trainers who trust on [sic] me.

“Above all, millions of thanks to you, supporters. I would never have imagined feeling so much love… you are an example to everyone.

“I gave everything in every moment and we were able to achieve and celebrate a trophy together [last season’s DFB-Pokal].”