Not content with signing Daniel Keita-Ruel, SV Sandhausen announced a second transfer on Friday, bringing in Nikolas Nartey on loan from VfB Stuttgart.
The 20-year-old, who was on loan with Hansa Rostock last season, playing 19 games for them in the 3. Liga. He had signed for Stuttgart from Köln last summer and has subsequently not played for the first team yet.
He technically played one game in the 2. Bundesliga for Köln back in the 2018-19 season but the whistle blew moments after he came on in a match against St. Pauli. The Danish under-21 international will be hoping for more substaintial time in Sandhausen.
Sandhausen sporting director Mikayil Kabaca said that Nartey “can be used flexibly in the middle of the field” and that “he has already demonstrated he great quality he has.” Coach Uwe Koschinat meanwhile comments on “his ability to make the game fast and to develop a move to the goal.”
Nartey is “very happy to be in Sandhausen,” and hopes he can get playing time and “constatnly develop myself” over the next season, adding he feels that Sandhausen’s intensitiy “fits my mentality.”
He has been handed the number 19 shirt, and is the club’s fourth signing of the summer following Keita-Ruel, Diego Contento and Nils Röseler.
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