Gladbach confirm Sommer signing from Basel

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Yann Sommer from Basel from the start of next season as a replacement for Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who has announced he will be leaving the club.

Sommer, 25, has signed a five-year contract with Gladbach and joins on a free transfer when is current contract with Basel expires.

"After Marc-Andre ter Stegen informed us that he would definitely like to leave in the summer, we sat down with his new club and ironed out the transfer agreements," said Gladbach's director of sport Max Eberl.

"He will be moving abroad, that is for certain. His successor in the Borussia goal will be Yann Sommer, an excellent goalkeeper who has already gained a lot of international experience despite being only 25, and we're delighted he has chosen us."

Germany international Ter Stegen is expected to join Barcelona, with an announcement due once their current number one Victor Valdes finds himself a new club for next season.

Borussia have wasted no time in finding a suitable replacement, with Sommer bringing his experience of many years in the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for the Swiss champions.

Gladbach are just two points behind the top six in the Bundsliga, but are without a win in 2014.