1. FC Union Berlin striker Sebastian Andersson has signed a new contract at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei. The 28-year-old striker will continue to pull on Union colours in the future after extending his deal, which expired in the summer of 2020.
Andersson joined 1. FC Union Berlin in 2018 from Kaiserslautern after scoring 12 goals in 30 games for the Red Devils. The centre-forward became a regular for the Köpenick club, scoring 12 in his first 2.Bundesliga season for the club to help Union achieve the first-ever promotion to the top flight. The Swede scored Union's first Bundesliga goal on the second week of the campaign in the 1-1 draw at Augsburg. Since then, Andersson has scored seven times in the Bundesliga, taking his overall tally to 22 in 60 games for 1. FC Union Berlin – including two in the DFB Pokal. His strong performances have caught the attention of Janne Andersson, the coach of Sweden's national team, and Andersson continues to be a regular his country.
“I have settled in very quickly at Union and also with my family here in Berlin, so I'm delighted to extend my contract here. In the one and a half years that I've been playing here so far, there have been many really wonderful moments. I would like to play my part in ensuring that we experience even more of them in the future. As a team, we will give everything to play in the Bundesliga next year as well," Andersson said on signing the deal.
“We're pleased that we have been able to keep Sebastian with us. Both last year and this season, he has demonstrated his skills and shown time and again how important he is for our team. With his good performances he has of course also aroused a lot of interest, so it is all the more pleasing that we have now reached an agreement and signed a new contract," said 1. FC Union Berlin's Director for Professional Football, Oliver Ruhnert.
Andersson's new contract at 1. FC Union Berlin is valid for Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga competition.