Robin Bormuth has completed a move to Karlsruher SC after being released by Fortuna Düsseldorf at the end of last season.
The central defender left the side relegated from the Bundesliga after seven years at the club, and has signed a two-year contract at the Wildparkstadion after being previously linked with Nürnberg.
The 24-year-old had made 60 appearances for the first team in Düsseldorf, with 43 in the 2. Bundesliga and 13, last season, in the Bundesliga, in addition to four DFB-Pokal appearances. He scored three goals in that time as well.
Managing director of sport at Karlsruhe, Oliver Kreuzer, said that Bormuth was their “ideal candidate for the centre-back position,” and that the club were “pleased” that he opted for them over other clubs.
Head coach Christian Eichner adds that “the overall package from Robin fits perfectly” for his side. He believes he will “play an important role for us on the pitch” and will help to “stablise the team.”
He will compete for a place in the team with David Pisot and Christoph Kobald. Daniel Gordon could return after the end of his contract but only in a new back-up role. Talks appear to continue regarding his future.