The 26-year-old’s contract with Freiburg, which expires at the end of June, was not extended and he put pen to paper on a deal until 2016 with Cottbus on Monday before starting pre-season training with his new team mates.
The Slovakian international brings with him the experience of 48 Bundesliga appearances and 90 Bundesliga 2 matches for Hannover 96, 1. FC Kaiserslautern, FC Schalke 04 and Freiburg, scoring 36 goals for his former clubs.
He was also part of the Slovakia squad at UEFA EURO 2012, where he made four appearances. “Erik has already proven his class and now he wants to go on the attack for FC Energie,” said Cottbus coach Rudi Bommer.