VVV-Venlo has in Thorsten Kirschbaum the new first goalkeeper for the next season found. The 32-year-old German is press conference of Bayer Leverkusen.
The 1.95-metre-long goalkeeper follows in The Cool of his fellow countryman Lars Unnerstall. That was last season, hired from PSV and close next season at the first team of the Locals.
Kirschbaum, who for two years has drawn in Venlo, acted in the team of trainer Peter Bosz as a reserve goalkeeper behind the Finnish international Lukás Hrádecky.
The ex-player of FC Nürnberg, Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart will see VVV as a real familieclub. “I got a really good feeling,” says the German on the website of the club.
“I know Lars Unnerstall and I know that he is immensely popular in Venlo. But that doesn’t feel like extra pressure for me. That he has done, is just beautiful. Now I have to go prove it.”
Kirschbaum is already the fourth acquisition for VVV for the upcoming season. Previously brought the club the Germans Steffen Schäfer, Elia Soriano and Richard Neudecker.