St. Pauli confirm arrival of Daniel-Kofi Kyereh

FC St. Pauli have completed the first new signing of the summer, with Daniel-Kofi Kyereh joining from SV Wehen Wiesbaden.

The 24-year-old striker, who can also play as a winger and acted as a ’10’ in Wiesbaden’s unusual 3-3-3-1 system, scored six goals for Wiesbaden in the 2. Bundesliga last season, although they were not enough to keep the club up.

The former Wolfsburg youngster was out of contract following the end of the season and had been widely expected to move to the Millerntor, where he has now signed a three-year contract.

He is a vital reinforcement for Timo Schultz’s attack, with Dimitris Diamantakos, Viktor Gyökeres and Waldemar Sobota having all left and doubts remaining over the future of Henk Veermann, who has one year left on his current contract.

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Sporting director Andreas Bornemann said the club had been “watching Kyereh for a long time,” and that he would “enrich” their attack with his “dynamism and speed.” New coach Schultz meanwhile thinks he will be “an absolute asset” with his flexibility and goalscoring potential.

Kyereh meanwhile said he had already seen how “extraordinary” the club as and that he “identified with the values that St. Pauli represents 100%.” He is “happy” to complete the move and he is “curious” about what is to come.

Kyereh’s arrival follows news on Monday that youngster Luis Coordes (pictured in duel him with above) had signed a new contract.

The club also announced on Wednesday that goalkeeper Korbinian Müller would not return following the end of his contract. He had originally left last summer rejoined in October following an injury to Svend Brodersen.

Header image source: FC St. Pauli.

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