Regensburg capture youngster Kaan Caliskaner

SSV Jahn Regensburg have made their first signing of the summer, bringing in striker Kaan Caliskaner from 1. FC Köln.

The 20-year-old never played first team football for the Billy Goats but was a part of their second team over the past couple of seasons, with six goals and six assists in the Regionalliga West last season. He also had a productive season at U19 level in 2017-18, scoring 11 in as many games.

He now joins Mersad Selimbegović’s Regensburg who are looking to move on from the departure of captain and frontman Marco Grüttner.

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“Kaan has many important qualities that a striker needs to assert himself in professional football,” explains sporting director Christian Keller. “But he also knows exactly where his development areas are. This is a good prerequisite for a young player to successfully and quickly take the next steps.”

“I had already had a very positive impression of SSV Jahn in the past few years,” said Caliskaner himself. “The club offers a stable, calm environment in which young players in particular can work well. I would like to take the next steps in my personal development here and help the team to achieve the goals it has set.”

Caliskaner can play both up front and out on the wing, like many of Regensburg’s existing attackers, and these are attributes that should see him fit well into Selimbegović’s system.

Header image source: SSV Jahn Regensburg.

Published by jamesrees1989

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