Top 10 transfers of the Bundesliga
Hballtransfers.com name the 10 best transfers of the Bundesliga 2016/17.
*The list is subjective and made out of Hballtransfers.com's own opinion. The sizes of the clubs and the players' potential are among others included in the consideration.
1. Andreas Wolff. From HSG Wetzlar to THW Kiel (4 year contract).
The German national goalkeeper is only 25 years old. He was on the Allstar team at the European Championship in Poland in January, where German won gold. THW Kiel probably have the best goalkeeper duo of the world with Wolff and Landin - and both are still young.
2. Steffen Fäth. From HSG Wetzlar to Füchse Berlin (2-year contract).
The 26-year-old German left back had as a young player a huge talent, but only in recent years he has exploited his big potential. He had a large share of the German gold medal at the European Championship in Poland in January. He is a clever player both in defence and attack. Last season he also had a big part in the succes of HSG Wetzlar.
3. Nikola Bilyk. From Fivers WAT Margareten (Austria) to THW Kiel (4-year contract).
The 19-year-old Austrian national player Nikola Bilyk is one of the biggest talents in handball. He was wanted by all the biggest European clubs after the U18 European Championship in Austria in 2014, where he became topscorer (55 goals), best left back and MVP. Kiel persuaded him.
4. Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson. From FC Barcelona (Spain) to Rhein-Neckar Löwen (2-year contract)
It is impossible to replace Uwe Gensheimer, but Rhein-Neckar Löwen secured the best alternative. The 37-year-old Icelandic left wing Guðjón Valur Sigurðsson is stable, fast, experienced and a great defender. Add to that, that he knows the club, and you get the perfect replacement.
5. Kristian Bjørnsen. From IFK Kristianstad (Sweden) to HSG Wetzlar (2-year contract)
The 27-year-old Norwegian right wing was one of the biggest surprises of the EHF Champions League last season, where he scored 68 goals in the group phase - among them 11 goals in Palau Blaugrana in Barcelona. At the European Championship in Poland in January he finished third on the topscorer list with 45 goals. A real goal machine!
6. Niclas Pieczkowski. From TuS N-Lübbecke to DHfK Leipzig (2-year contract).
A sought after German national player to DHfK Leipzig. Really? Yes! 26-year-old Niclas Pieczkowski chose to sign with the biggest surprise of last seasons Bundesliga. The fast, clever and technically strong playmaker will raise the attack of Leipzig even more this season.
7. Magnus Gullerud. From SønderjyskE (Denmark) to GWD Minden (2-year contract).
The newcomers of the Bundesliga, GWD Minden, have made a scoop. The 24-year-old Norwegian line player proved his great potential both on the national team and in the Danish league. He is physically strong, fits perfect to the Bundesliga and has a great future.
8. Kevynn Nyokas. From Frisch Auf! Göppingen to VfL Gummersbach (3-year contract)
It's not every day that VfL Gummersbach can sign a French national player. Kevynn Nyokas came - because of injuries - in surplus, but if he reach his previous, he is a world class right back.
9. Lukas Nilsson. From Ystads IF (Sweden) to THW Kiel (3-year contract)
The Swedish Mikkel Hansen? Their shooting style is very similar. The 19-year-old left back does already has an important role on the Swedish national team, and he stands in front of a big international breakthrough.
10. Kresimir Kozina. From SG Flensburg-Handewitt to Füchse Berlin (1-year contract).
Due to injuries SG Flensburg-Handewitt signed the Croatian line player Kresimir Kozina from Alpla Hard (Austria) last season. That became one of the best signings of the season. When the injuries was over, and he was left over in the northern German, Bob Hanning reacted and the 26-year-old Croatian national player replaced Jesper Nielsen in the German capital.
Other signings like Jens Schöngarth (Frisch Auf! Göppingen), Stefan Kneer (HSG Wetzlar), Piotr Wyszomirski (TBV Lemgo) and Raul Santos (THW Kiel) are close to the list.
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