Swedish striker Sebastian Andersson is the first signing of the close season for 1. FC Union Berlin. The 26-year-old has joined on a two-year-deal from relegated 1. FC Kaiserslautern.
"I’m now looking forward to the challenge at Union Berlin and also the city. I know the 2.Bundesliga quite well and I know what is expected of me. Games are decided by goals and I want to contribute to as many of them as possible. We will concentrate on preparing ourselves for the coming season in order to hit the ground running,"said the Swede after agreeing the deal.
Andersson's stint in Kaiserslautern was his first foreign transfer outside of Sweden. He arrived at the beginning of the season and went on to strike 12 times in 29 games. His career started in humble origins at Ängelholm FF in the Swedish second division, where he scored 19 goals in 53 minutes with a further six assists.
Two years later, the Swede joined Kalmar FF and had two further steps in the top flight at Norrköping and Djurgardens. In early 2017, Andersson was handed his first caps for the Swedish national team and he bagged two goals in two matches.
“Sebastian Andersson is a physically strong and dangerous centre forward who has already gained international experience at a high level,” added Oliver Ruhnert, the club’s Managing Director for Professional Football. “He was one of the guys at Kaiserslautern last season who stepped up even in challenging circumstances. We are convinced that he will continue his steady development and help us achieve our goals.”
Andersson’s deal is valid for Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga competition and the 26-year-old will wear the number 10 shirt next season.