Peter Kurzweg extends deal, leaves on loan
Shortly before the transfer window ended, 1. FC Union Berlin have confirmed Peter Kurzweg will leave Köpenick for the time being. The left-back extends his deal at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei by one year and will go on loan to 3.Liga side Würzburger Kickers until the end of the campaign.
Developed in the 1860 Munich academy, Kurzweg joined Union from Kickers in the summer of 2017. He played nine games for the Berliners last season and scored a single goal in the 2.Bundesliga.
"Even when the situation wasn't easy for me at Union, I never let myself down. I always kept going and I had a very enjoyable year here. 1. FC Union Berlin are a great club with great supporters and I feel really comfortable in Berlin. However, it's also important for me to get on the pitch and kick a ball, so I'm grateful to those at the club who agreed to let me take the step to Kickers. I want to play as much as possible and look forward to my time there," said Kurzweg.
"Peter has behaved brilliantly on and off the pitch. However, Ken Reichel and Christopher Lenz are ahead of him in the pecking order at the moment. Given Peter wants to play regular football, we agreed on this switch. It's now important for him to play regularly in the 3.Liga. With the extension of his contract, both parties can assess the situation next summer," added Oliver Ruhnert, Director for Professional Football.