Hamburg - Hungarian winger Zoltan Stieber has joined Hamburger SV after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga's only ever-present club.
'An Incredible opportunity'
The 25-year-old recently faced off against the Dinos as part of the Greuther Fürth side that lost on away goals in the two-legged relegation play-off, but took time out of a trip with his national team to complete the formalities on Monday.
“HSV are a huge club and Hamburg’s a big city. For me, this is an incredible opportunity to be able to come and play here. I can’t wait until the start of next season in the Bundesliga,” said Stieber, who admitted it was a “strange feeling” leaving Fürth behind following two seasons at the Trolli Arena.
However, he is now looking forward to adding to the 23 top-tier appearances he has made in his career at one of Germany's most tradition-laden clubs. “The atmosphere in the Imtech Arena in the first leg of the play-off was absolutely breathtaking,” said the former 1. FSV Mainz 05 winger.
Having seen Stieber impress in both games against the Red Shorts, setting up Fürth’s first goal in the second leg with a sublime piece of skill, Hamburg are convinced they have recruited a player who is ready to finally make his mark on the top flight. “We’re delighted Zoltan chose to join HSV,” said sporting director Oliver Kreuzer. “He’s incredibly versatile across the frontline, is agile, tricky and fast. We want to inject more pace into our attacking approach and Zoltan fits our requirements perfectly.”