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Greuther Fürth boss confirms Paul Jaeckel's move to Union Berlin

By Rune Gjerulff

Paul Jaeckel's move to Union Berlin has been confirmed by Greuther Fürth boss Rachid Azzouzi.

Rachid Azzouzi.
Rachid Azzouzi.Photo: Fuguito, CC BY-SA 3.0

Greuther Fürth sporting managing director Rachid Azzouzi has confirmed reports that 22-year-old centre-back Paul Jaeckel will leave the club to join Union Berlin on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer.

"We were informed a while ago that this would happen," Azzouzi confirmed to nordbayern.de.

"It will be difficult for us if a player develops well. Union Berlin is a super attractive club, plus his family live nearby.

"At the end of the day, as a professional footballer, you also consider the money and how attractive the club is."

Jaeckel, a former Germany youth international, has made 16 appearances in the 2. Bundesliga this season. He joined Greuther Fürth from Wolfsburg in 2018.

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