The box cracker of the HSV handball players. The leader of the second division agrees with ex-national goalkeeper Jens Vortmann (33). After the termination of his contract on Thursday, Vortmann is to come immediately from second division opponent Wilhelmshaven and could train with his new colleagues on Friday. Vortmann has the chance at HSV Hamburg to recommend himself for a long-term contract with good performances in the promotion battle.
The Wilhelmshaven HV is of course disappointed with the departure of its top star. WHV manager Dieter Koopmann & Co. know, however, that they have no chance of keeping Vortmann after the registered bankruptcy in October 2020.
The WHV writes on its own homepage: “Of course we are happy for Jens if he gets the opportunity to play in the 1st Bundesliga with HSV next year. After the bankruptcy, he kept this option open with our consent. “
The HSV professionals were informed of the planned change on Wednesday after training.
With Vortmann, who should be part of the squad against Bietigheim (February 17), HSV would then have four goalkeepers – in addition to Jonas Maier (27), Marcel Kokoszka (22) and the backup Jan Peveling (33), who was signed up in October 2020. One too many …
For Maier and Kokoszka, the change should feel like a punch in the pit of the stomach, although they couldn’t convince in the end and had to take criticism. In the promotion fight you threaten the grandstand. After all: the window does not close until February 15th. Who will take flight?
Maier (contract until 2022 plus option) does not want to give up his No. 1 status without a fight. The goalkeeper is still waiting for the official confirmation of the change from HSV, but when asked by BILD, says: “If such a change should come about, that will only motivate me a lot more. I will give more gas, fight and show that it was the right decision that HSV extended with me. “
Kokoszka (contract until 2022) also wants to fight. However, the home grown urgently needs play practice for its development. A move for four months to Wilhelmshaven ..?
► New date for the twice postponed game against ASV Hamm: April 27 (5 p.m.).