Timo Baumgartl will also play for 1. FC Union in the coming season. The Berlin Bundesliga club has agreed with PSV Eindhoven to extend the loan by one year. The 26-year-old central defender played for the Köpenickers on loan last season and played a major role in qualifying for the Europa League.

He made 34 appearances in all competitions before he had to end the season prematurely due to health problems. A testicular tumor was discovered in the defender during a check-up, which was surgically removed a few days later. The surgery was successful, but there is no date for returning to the pitch.

“I felt very comfortable with Union right from the start. I’m looking forward to more time together and will try to get back on the pitch as soon as possible,” Baumgartl is quoted as saying in a club statement on the signing of the contract.

Union manager Oliver Ruhnert, who prematurely announced the extension of the loan right after the last matchday, is also looking forward to continuing the cooperation. “Timo showed in his first season how important he is for our defence. Therefore, the extension of the loan makes sense for us in football terms. In addition, we want to support Timo as best we can and are confident that he will make a full recovery .”