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Monday June 2 2014
Immobile: Thank you Torino

Ciro Immobile has revealed his delight at moving to Borussia Dortmund, but has thanked everyone at Torino.

The Italy international left the Azzurri’s training camp at Coverciano earlier today to sign a five-year deal with the Bundesliga outfit.

And speaking after official confirmation of the move, the striker has admitted that he is relishing the chance to line up for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

“I’m obviously very happy that everything in my life is going in the right direction,” he is reported as saying by Tuttosport.

“Right now, all my energy is focused on doing well at the World Cup. I’m confident because we’re working well and the atmosphere is a good one.

“But I would like to thank the Torino fans who have made me feel at home and have greeted me with warmth.

“I would also like to thank Mr.Ventura, the President and Juventus, who made sure that his move happened.

“I am grateful to Borussia Dortmund for the opportunity they have given me. I am aware of the responsibility that is on me.

“I’m not a youngster any more, but someone who is playing for a team that 12 months ago had just played the Champions League final.

“They have invested a lot of money in signing me on a five-year contract. I hope to further my skills under the guidance of Mr.Klopp – a Coach who plays a brand of football I have always liked.

“To replace a champion like Lewandowski is not a burden, but a stimulus. My goal now is to help the team in the League and the Champions League.”

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