Goalkeeper Carl Klaus remains at Darmstadt

SV Darmstadt 98 have confirmed that back-up goalkeeper Carl Klaus has signed a new contract for the upcoming season.

Klaus joined the club from Spanish lower-league side Atlético Baleares last summer, and was mostly third choice behind Marcel Schuhen and Florian Stritzel, although he made a brief appearance in place of the former in their final game of last season.

He had begun his career as part of Stuttgart’s youth teams, later joining Wolfsburg II and Stuttgarter Kickers before a three-year spell in Majorca with Baleares.

Carsten Wehlmann, the club’s director of football, said that they are “happy” to stick with Klaus. “Carl has developed very well. In daily training, he is always fully involved and is one outside the field It was an enrichment for the team,” he continued. “He always behaved impeccably and contributed his part to a good competition in the goalkeeper position.”

“I am very happy that I will continue to be part of the Lily family in the coming year,” added Klaus. “I have felt very comfortable in my first day Darmstadt… I want to build on and do everything I can to take the next steps in my development.”

He will compete again in goal with Schuhen and Stritzel, however Carl Leonhard has joined Kaiserslautern II whilst Igor Berezovsky has also not signed a new contract as yet.

In other Darmstadt-related news, former midfielder Yannick Stark, who was released at the end of the season, has joined relegated Dynamo Dresden.

Published by jamesrees1989

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