Moenchengladbach bag Brazilian Dante

BERLIN - Brazilian defender Dante has become Borussia Moenchengladbach's fourth signing in less than a week as the struggling Bundesliga side bid to strengthen their squad during the winter break. Moenchengladbach, who have the league's worst defence with 35 goals conceded in 17 matches, are bottom of the table on 11 points and a desperate to change their fortunes when the season restarts in late January. The 25-year-old Dante, who signed from Belgium's Standard Liege on a four-and-a-half year deal, joins Canadian defender Paul Stalteri, Czech midfielder Tomas Galasek and Belgian goalkeeper Logan Bailly as the club's latest recruits. "(Dante) will play as a central defender, a position he has played for years," Moenchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said on the club's website late on Thursday.