Felix Lohkemper Becomes Steegmann’s First Signing30 June 2017
- 22 year old forward completes move to MDCC Arena
- Former Mainz, Hoffenheim & Stuttgart forward joins on 2 year deal
- Forward scored 4 goals in 18 3. Liga games last season
FC Magdeburg have today unveiled 22 year old forward Felix Lohkemper as their first signing under new manager Christopher Steegmann. The forward, joins on a free transfer from FSV Mainz, having spent the 2016/17 season with the Bundesliga club’s B team in the 3. Liga, competing against Magdeburg. Lohkemper brings a wealth of experience in the lower levels of German football with him, having spent the last 3 league seasons playing regular football in the third tier or below and it is no doubt hoped by Steegmann and his coaching team at the MDCC Arena, that Lohkemper can score the goals that help fire Magdeburg to their targets in the coming campaign.
Lohkemper is a product of the academy at 2. Bundesliga side Karlsruhe and having impressed in their youth set up, Lohkemper was scouted by Bundesliga side VfB Stuttgart and was subsequently signed by the 5 times German Champions. Lohkemper spent three seasons playing for Stuttgart’s B team, scoring just 3 goals in 30 appearances across the 3 campaigns. A free transfer, this time to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim followed with the forward scoring 18 goals in 33 appearances in the Regionalliga, before Mainz took a chance on the forward. Lohkemper was ultimately demoted to the second team at Mainz and scored 4 goals in 18 3. Liga appearances last season. When Lohkemper was asked about his goals to games ratio and whether he thought he could improve it after signing for Stuttgart, Lohkemper said;
30.06.17, 13:00, Felix Lohkemper: “This is a move that I am very excited about and having had lengthy conversations with Christopher [Steegmann] and his coaching staff I am really confident that the playing style that they’re talking about and the style of play he wants to implement at Magdeburg will benefit my career and I will be able to start racking up the goals and helping fire this club moving forward in the right direction.”
Lohkemper’s desire to work for the team and help his sides cause, may not have been reflected in his goals to game ratio, but will be a welcome addition to the team as Christopher Steegmann and his Magdeburg side look to push on for promotion having only just missed out over the last two seasons. His new manager at the MDCC Arena said he was confident that Lohkemper’s pace and desire to work for the team would help Magdeburg pick up the type of results needed to secure promotion this season;
30.06.17, 13:15, Christopher Steegmann: “He is quick and he always works and puts in 110% for the team and he is going to be a big acquisition for this team. To sign him on a free shows that there is good players available at this level and players that can really push this club forward and help it to achieve it’s goals and Felix is as excited to be here as we are to have him here.”
CommentsDinkyDugFM: Thanks man, glad to have you on board!
ScottT: Hopefully he’ll be able to take this club back to its glory days!
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