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Lenz signs pre-contract with Frankfurt

Summer departure:

Thu, 28. January 2021
Lenz signs pre-contract with Frankfurt

Left-back Christopher Lenz will leave 1. FC Union Berlin for Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer when his contract expires at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.

A native Berliner, Lenz moved to Union move Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2016. The 26-year-old spent 18 months on loan at Holstein Kiel before returning to Köpenick to make his mark. Lenz helped Union achieve promotion to the Bundesliga for the first time in the club's history. His development continued and he sealed the club's Bundesliga status for another season in 2019/20. 

"A childhood dream came true for me with the promotion and it's a lot of fun to play in the Bundesliga week after week. The decision to leave Union wasn't easy for me. Now I want to look for a new challenge at the end of the season, but until then my full focus is on Union," said Lenz.

"We would have liked to have seen Christopher continue in Union colours, but he has made a different decision, which we will respect. We are sure that he will give everything until the end of the season to leave Union as a Bundesliga side," added Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football at 1. FC Union Berlin.