Würzburg make Tobias Kraulich first signing of the summer

Würzburger Kickers have signed Tobias Kraulich on a free transfer from 1. FC Nürnberg.

The 21-year-old central defender is their first signing since they secured promotion back to the 2. Bundesliga last week.

Kraulich never played for Nürnberg’s first team but was a regular for their second team in the Regionalliga Bayern, playing 55 games over two seasons. He was previously with Rot-Weiß Erfurt, for whom he made a handful of appearances in the 3. Liga.

“Tobias is physically very robust and has undergone a strong development at Der Club,” said Michael Schiele, confirmed earlier this week as Würzburg coach for the coming season. “He also has a very strong opening, especially with his left foot.”

CEO Daniel Sauer added that Kraulich is “young, hungry and has great potential,” and claims he had turned down offers from “other second division teams.”

Kraulich himself said he had “a good feeling from the start” during his talks, and now wants to “integrate as quickly as possible” with his new teammates. “I am happy to be a part of this hungry team.”

He is the second player to leave Marek Mintal’s Nürnberg II this summer, with captain Robin Heußer having signed for SSV Ulm with little prospect of making the first team.

Header image source: Würzburger Kickers.

Published by jamesrees1989

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