Hanover – Hannover 96 have completed their fourth signing of the summer, snapping up Felix Klaus from relegated SC Freiburg on a four-year deal.

Klaus, who was part of Germany’s U-21 European Championship squad that crashed out in the semi-finals against Portugal, becomes the second Freiburg player to join the Reds following in the footsteps of Oliver Sorg.

‘The tempo we’re looking for’

“Felix possesses the tempo that we’re looking for in the wide attacking positions and, according to our assessments, has huge potential to develop further,” said 96ers head coach Michael Frontzeck of the 22-year-old, who made 52 Bundesliga appearances, scoring seven times, during his two-year stint in the Black Forest.

“After a long season and the subsequent U-21 European Championships he needs time to recover on holiday," continued Frontzeck. "Both parties have agreed that Felix Klaus will join up with us in first-team training on 16 July.”