Marc Bartra has officially switched from Dortmund to Real Betis, joining for an undisclosed fee.
The former Barcelona defender returns to the La Liga from Germany, signing a five-and-a-half-year deal with Real Betis.
Bartra sustained an arm injury in the bomb attack on the team bus and returns home after a difficult time.
“I have no words to describe the moments and feelings that I have lived in only a year and a half,” he said in a statement released via his Twitter account.
“It has happened very fast but at the same time I feel like I had been [here] many more years. Everything has been very powerful and I have experienced amazing feelings, inside and offside [sic] the field.
“Thanks to my colleagues who welcomed me and gave me their love from the first to the last day. Thanks to the trainers who trust on [sic] me.
“Above all, millions of thanks to you, supporters. I would never have imagined feeling so much love… you are an example to everyone.
“I gave everything in every moment and we were able to achieve and celebrate a trophy together [last season’s DFB-Pokal].”