Soccer-Bittencourt leaves Dortmund for Hanover (Reuters)

BERLIN, June 18 (Reuters) – Teenage prospect Leonardo Bittencourt has left Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund after agreeing on a four-year deal to join Hanover 96, the Bundesliga clubs said on Tuesday. As part of the deal, Dortmund retain an option the buy back the attacking midfielder when his contract at Hanover expires. The 19-year-old German, who joined Dortmund from Energie Cottbus in 2012, made five league appearances last season, scoring once, and also played one game in the run to the Champions League final. …

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