Borussia Monchengladbach are swooping for Atletico Madrid defender Alvaro Dominguez.

The 23-year-old Dominguez will pen a five-year contract after completing a medical.

"Alvaro Dominguez was the player we wanted as our left-sided central defender, which we needed to find following Dante's move to Bayern Munich," Gladbach director of sport Max Eberl said.

"He was a starting regular for Atletico Madrid, won the Europa League in 2010 and 2012 and recently broke into the Spain national team.

"We are proud that he has decided to join Borussia."