1. FC Union Berlin have added another promising young player to the squad ahead of the club's Bundesliga debut next season. The club has agreed a two-year loan deal with Borussia Mönchengladbach for goalkeeper Moritz Nicolas.
The 21-year-old started out with VfB Hüls and Rot-Weiß Essen before signing for Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2015. He quickly established himself in the reserves before becoming part of the first-team squad a year later. In 27 games for Gladbach's reserves last season, he managed to keep nine clean sheets. Nicolas is also a key part of Germany's U21 squad under the management of Stefan Kunz.
"I'm looking forward to the move to Berlin. The fact that 1. FC Union Berlin are a special club hasn't just been seen in the last few days, but the years before too. For me, it's now a matter of constantly improving myself, quickly integrating into the team and contributing my part to the task of staying in the league," said Nicolas on his arrival in Köpenick.
"Moritz Nicolas is a very interesting young goalkeeper with great potential. We are sure that Moritz can play an important role in the squad and make our team stronger in the coming Bundesliga season," added Oliver Ruhnert, 1. FC Union Berlin's Director for Professional Football.
The goalkeeper has received a deal from Union until June 2021, which is valid for both Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga competition.