Mario Vrancic has joined Darmstadt from Paderborn and will provide a hard-running option in midfield - © imago
Mario Vrancic has joined Darmstadt from Paderborn and will provide a hard-running option in midfield - © imago
Bundesliga

Bundesliga transfer report: SV Darmstadt 98

Cologne - While the Bundesliga’s many stars continue to build up their fitness levels ahead of the new season, clubs up and down the country are working tirelessly behind the scenes to strengthen their playing staff in time for the big kick-off in August.

How they fared in 2014/15...

Over the next few weeks, bundesliga.com will be taking a closer look at each of the 18 top flight clubs’ summer transfer dealings so far, starting with Bundesliga new boys SV Darmstadt 98…

Having achieved promotion via the play-offs the previous season, not even the most optimistic of Darmstadt fans would have expected the Lilies to be rubbing shoulders with the likes of FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund and FC Schalke 04 within twelve months. That’s exactly what they’ll be doing in 2015/16, though, after finishing runners-up behind FC Ingolstadt 04 in Bundesliga 2 last term. "It’s like a dream," said winger Marcel Heller in May. "I still can’t describe it and I’m just so pleased that we’ve been promoted."

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