Deborah Lassource is moving to the Borussia Dortmund women's handball team in the summer. The reigning world champion has signed a contract until 2026.

The 24-year-old Frenchwoman has been playing for Paris 92 since her youth. In December, she helped the France national team win the World Cup. The right-hander prefers to be deployed in a playmaker role but can also play on the centre-left of the backcourt.

Head of department Rupert Thiele explained: "We're gradually piecing our puzzle together and Deborah is an important piece of it. We want to work our way back up to the top with patience and perseverance and believe that we can take a step in this direction with her. I'm sure that Deborah's way of playing will do the team a lot of good."

Sporting director Andreas Kuno declared: "Deborah gives us a new type of flexibility at the back. She is very dynamic and athletic, has a good understanding of the game and has gained experience at a high level. Anyone who is part of the France national team has a lot of quality. We were therefore extremely happy that we were able to convince her of Borussia Dortmund and our ideas."

Dortmund is the Frenchwoman's first club abroad: "I'm a little nervous, but I really want to leave my comfort zone at this point in my career. I can hardly wait to get to know everything: the club, the city and the country."