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St. Pauli sign goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj

FC St. Pauli have made their first new signing for next season in goalkeeper Nikola Vasilj, 25, who moves to the Millerntor on a free transfer.

Vasilj joins the Boys in Brown from Ukrainian Europa League qualifiers Zorya Luhansk, for whom he made a total of 24 league and cup appearances. From July 2017 to July 2019, Vasilj kept goal 42 times for FC Nürnberg's second team. In March of this year, he made his debut for the national team of Bosnia-Herzegovina, having previously made four appearances at both Under-18 and Under-21 level.

Reaction to the deal:

Director of sport Andreas Bornemann: "It was important for us to be well placed in such a key squad position at an early stage. I know Nikola from his time at Nürnberg. He took another step in his development at Luhansk and has all the attributes to compete for the place between the posts right away."

Head coach Timo Schultz: "Nikola has good international experience for his age that will definitely be of benefit to him here. Having already spent two years in Germany will help him to settle in with us."

Nikola Vasilj: "I had good talks with the director of sport and the coaching team. I've already spent part of my career in Germany and always wanted to return. I'm happy to be at FC St. Pauli now and I've heard only good things about the club and the fans. I'd like to play as often as possible and will give my utmost for the success of the team."

 

Photos: Witters

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