FC Augsburg have taken advantage of the transfer window with the addition of goalkeeper Gregor Kobel, who has joined the club on loan from TSG Hoffenheim until the end of the season. The two clubs have reached a non-disclosure agreement regarding the terms of the loan deal.
The U21 Switzerland international, who has already been called up to the senior team, successfully completed his medical at Augsburg on Thursday and signed the contract. At 1.94m tall, the new goalkeeper will join Manuel Baum and his men on their training camp trip to Alicante, Spain as soon as Friday.
“The addition of Gregor Kobel to our squad is not a decision against our three goalkeepers. This loan will increase the competition in that position and we are convinced that it will be beneficial to all,” explains Stefan Reuter, FCA sporting director.
“I want to play. For a young player, game time is very important for personal development. I didn’t see the same perspectives in Hoffenheim for the second half of the season as I have seen with Augsburg,” said Gregor Kobel: “I will give everything in training to show the coach what I can do.”