Borussia Dortmund have announced that Marco Reus will join the club from Borussia Monchengladbach in the summer.
Reus, 22, is highly-rated having impressed for his current club Monchengladbach since joining from Rot Weiss Ahlen in 2009, netting 29 Bundesliga goals to date.
German champions Dortmund have now swooped for his signature, amid reported competition from Bayern Munich, landing the Germany international for a fee of £14.5 million on a five-year contract.
Reus, who spent his youth career in Dortmund, said: "It's important for me to clarify that this wasn't a decision against Gladbach. I've had a wonderful time here up until now and Borussia gave me the chance to prove myself in the Bundesliga and to develop into the player I am now.
"I'll be sad to leave, as it's been such an important environment for me. It was crucial for me to be upfront and honest with Gladbach and not to drag it out.
"But I've decided to take the next step in the summer and I want to play in a side that can fight for the title and give me the guarantee of Champions League football. Dortmund can do that."
Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc said: "In Marco Reus we get our absolute first-choice attacking player. We are pleased that Marco has chosen to come to BVB despite high quality competition."