Union haul in Darmstadt's Skarke on a free
By Peter Vice @ViceytheSS
Union Berlin confirmed the signing of SV Darmstadt 98 winger Tim Skarke on a free transfer Tuesday evening.
|Photo: 1. FC Union Berlin|
Die Eisernen confirmed the 25-year-old's signing on Tuesday evening. After struggling with injury in the most recent campaign, Skarke played every game of the second half of the Bundesliga season for the Lillies. He bagged an impressive five goals during that time.
"Due to the upcoming triple load [Bundesliga, DFB Pokal, and Europa League, we need a deep squad," Union personnel manager Oliver Ruhnert noted in a statement, "In Skarke we get another exciting and variable option on the flanks."
Skarke can play on both wings and also operate from a deep wingback position; something ideal for head-coach Urs Fischer's 3-5-2. After spending four seasons with Heidenheim and three with Darmstadt, this will be Skarke's first chance to play with a top tier club.
ℍ𝕖𝕣𝕫𝕝𝕚𝕔𝕙 𝕎𝕚𝕝𝕝𝕜𝕠𝕞𝕞𝕖𝕟 𝕓𝕖𝕚 𝕌𝕟𝕚𝕠𝕟!❤️🤍— 1. FC Union Berlin (@fcunion) May 31, 2022
Wir freuen uns auch, Tim!🤩 pic.twitter.com/ymKHze7NWh