NEWS: 04.01.2017

Borussia sign Timothée Kolodziejczak

Borussia sign Timothée Kolodziejczak
Sporting director Max Eberl and Timothee Kolodziejczak completed the deal on Wednesday.

Borussia Mönchengladbach have signed Timothée Kolodziejczak from Sevilla. The 25-year-old defender has signed a contract which is due to expire in June 2021.

“Timothée Kolodziejczak is exactly the sort of player who we think will strengthen our defence. He plays centrally and is left footed, meaning he can also move out wide if necessary. We’re delighted to have completed the deal,” explained sporting director Max Eberl. Kolodziejczak has featured for many of France’s youth teams and represented RC Lens, Olympique Lyonnais and OGC Nice before moving to Spain in 2014. He’s featured in a total of 134 top-flight matches spanning multiple countries and 28 times in European competition. He lifted the Europa League twice with Sevilla. “He’s achieved a lot already but is still so young,” explained Eberl.

Senior debut aged just 17

Kolodziejczak was born in Avion on 1st October 1991. His mother is from Martinique, whereas his father has Polish roots. He was a member of the Lens academy but his debut came as a 17-year-old for Lyon. However, he made just 13 further appearances for the side before moving to Nice, for whom he made 82 competitive appearances (4 goals + 6 assists).

Two Europa League titles

In August 2014 he linked up with Sevilla and claimed consecutive Europa League winner’s medals with them. He featured in three of their four continental games against the Foals within that period, however, he struggled for matches under Jorge Sampaoli this term. He featured 90 times for the Spaniards (3 goals + 1 assist).

First training session on Thursday

With the exception of the U21s, Kolodziejczak represented the France national team at all junior levels and even became European champion with the U19s in 2010. However, he plans on playing for Poland at senior level as he holds dual nationality. On Thursday, he will train for the first time with the Fohlenelf and on Friday will travel with the rest of his new teammates to the training camp in Marbella. Kolodziejczak will wear the number 25.