Tottenham midfielder Kevin-Prince Boateng has joined Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund on loan.
Boateng has failed to hit the heights at White Hart Lane since his arrival from Hertha Berlin in the summer of 2007.
The 21-year-old fell out-of-favour under former Spurs boss Juande Ramos and was linked with a move away from Tottenham in the summer.
Boateng was given a reprieve by Harry Redknapp and he has made two appearances since the ex-Portsmouth manager's arrival.
Spurs are willing to loan out Boateng as he does not feature in Redknapp's first-team plans and the midfielder is keen move on in search of regular action.
Borussia have the option to make the loan move permanent and Dortmund's general manager Michael Zorc has confirmed the details of the transfer.
"We have taken him on a six-month loan until the end of the season," Zorc told the club's official website.
"We want to watch him first (before taking a decision regarding a permanent move) because he has been going through a difficult period."