The defender has signed a two-year contract after a strong season in the 3. Liga with Mannheim, who had been one of Braunschweig’s promotion rivals but dropped out in the latter weeks of the campaign.
Schultz had been with Mannheim for four years, previously playing for the second teams of Kaiserslautern and Karlsruhe, and according to Braunschweig sporting director Peter Vollmann, the club beat other 2. Liga sides to his signature.
“With a height of 1.94 meters, Michael is an extremely large player who has his qualities in the air and on the ground,” explained Vollmann on the club’s website. “He fits perfectly into our requirement profile.”
“It is a huge challenge for me to be part of this club, in a new city, a new environment and a new league,” said Schultz himself. “I am now trying to get here and find my place in the team, so hopefully with good performances I will be able to help us achieve our goals as a team.”
He added that “Eintracht has great fans and I hope that sooner rather than later we will be able to play in front of them.”
He is the second defensive player to sign for the club this week, following the arrival of Jannis Nikolaou on Monday.
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