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18:52 02-March-2017

Transfer bomb: Weber returns to Leipzig

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Written by: Rasmus Boysen

The 24-year-old German left back Philipp Weber returns to DHfK Leipzig.

Philipp Weber returns to DHfK Leipzig next season. The 24-year-old German left back, who played in Leipzig from 2013 and 2016, has signed a two-year contract with DHfK Leipzig to the summer of 2019.

The signing is very surprising, because Philipp Weber left the club in favor of the league rivals HSG Wetzlar before this season on a 2-year contract. The 24-year-old wants to return to his hometown for private and family reasons and has approached with this request to his current club.

After DHfK Leipzig was informed by Weber's adviser, the club contacted the management of HSG Wetzlar and was able to agree on the premature dissolution of the contract, which ran until the summer of 2018, in what DHfK Leipzig calls "respectful and transparent talks".

The east German club has now completed the squad for the upcoming season. In addition to Philipp Weber, Yves Kunkel from HBW Balingen-Weilstetten joins the club this summer (read more here).

In the Leipzig promotion season 2014/15 did Philipp Weber with 193 goals play a decisive part in the promoting to the Bundesliga and was also voted the most valuable player of the 2. Bundesliga. After the contract with the back court player was not extended last season, Weber moved to Wetzlar, where he has scored 122 goals and made 61 assists in the current season (both top3 in the Bundesliga). On January 3 this year he played his first national cap for Germany.

"I'm looking forward to coming home again. At the same time, I am very grateful to HSG Wetzlar for their understanding. It makes me happy and proud that DHfK wanted me back and that I had left a positive impression in Leipzig after my departure. But now I have half a year in Wetzlar and I can assure all responsible persons, teammates and fans that I will give everything for the club until the last minute," says Philipp Weber in a press release. 

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