Osnabrück start training with two more new faces

VfL Osnabrück began training on Monday and confirmed two new faces were involved, with Maurice Multhaup and Luc Ihorst signing for the club.

Multhaup joins on a free transfer having left 1. FC Heidenheim at the end of last season. Meanwhile Ihorst has signed on a two-year loan from Werder Bremen, where he worked under Marco Grote.

The 23-year-old Multhaup was largely trained at Schalke and was also with Ingolstadt before the winger joined Heidenheim in early 2018.

He struggled though to establish his place in the team, especially with the likes of Marc Schnatterer competing for a place in the team, but in his time there contributed three goals and five assists.

“Maurice Multhaup is an offensive and versatile player who increases our options in attack,” says the club’s sporting director Benjamin Schmedes. He adds that the former Germany under-17 international will bring “speed, flexibility and good dribbling” to the team’s offensive.

He is reunited with Timo Beermann, who has also joined the Lower Saxony club from Heidenheim this summer.

Luc Ihorst

Striker Ihorst comes from Bremen after a good year with their second team, contributing six goals and four assists in 23 games, and he also made one brief appearance for the first team against RB Leipzig last September.

Before that, he was part of the under-19 and under-17 teams managed by new Osnabrück boss Grote, although Schmedes said the club had been interested in him even before appointing Grote as the successor to Daniel Thioune.

“That both of them already know each other from Bremen is certainly not a disadvantage,” admits Schmedes, who adds that the club would like to continue his “positive development.” He feels the 20-year-old “has promising prerequisites to gain a foothold in the 2. Bundesliga.”

There was also another newcomer at the training ground on Monday, with the club confirming Deniz Dogan as a new assistant coach for Grote. He was previously in charge of Eintracht Brauschweig’s under-19s.

Image source: VfL Osnabrück.

Published by jamesrees1989

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