1. FC Union Berlin have signed Danish U21 international striker Marcus Ingvartsen from KRC Genk on a three-year-deal.
The 23-year-old is our fifth transfer of the summer window so far – following Florian Flecker, Julius Kade, Moritz Nicolas & Suleiman Abdullahi's permanent switch from Eintracht Braunschweig.
The striker's career began at FC Nordsjaelland, where he scored 30 goals in 76 matches. In 2017, he transferred to the Belgian club who won the league championship this season. Ingvartsen made seven appearances for Genk in the regular league season, with one in the play-offs and two in the UEFA Europa League. Overall, he netted eight times in his spell in Belgium.
Ingvartsen is a regular in the Danish U21 side, who will take on Germany in the European Championships on Monday. In 28 appearances at that level, he has scored 17 goals and recently captained the national U21 team. After the Euros, he will join up with his team-mates and prepare for Union's first Bundesliga season.
"I'm really looking forward to playing for Union in the future. The pictures from the promotion games were everywhere to see and very impressive. I want to assert myself here and contribute to playing a successful season in the Bundesliga with the team," said the Danish striker on his arrival at the Stadion An der Alten Försterei.
"I'm delighted that we have succeeded in bringing Marcus to our team. With him, we get a highly-rated left-footed player, who is dangerous in the box, intelligent, a strong runner and technically well-versed. I'm sure that he will strengthen our team," said Oliver Ruhnert, 1. FC Union Berlin's Director for Professional Football.
Ingvartsen's contract until June 2022 is valid for both Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga competitions.