Goalkeeper Damen, who became the talk of ‘stopping Dortmund’s title’, leaves Mainz for Augsburg

Goalkeeper Fin Damen, who was the goalkeeper of Mainz 05 for many years but drew attention as the protagonist of the final round of the 2022-2023 German Bundesliga, moved the team to Augsburg.

Augsburg announced on the 1st (Korean time) that they had signed Goalkeeper Damen from Mainz in the form of a free agent.토토사이트 The contract is for three years with an option for a one-year extension.

Damen is a goalkeeper who has been a candidate for five seasons after debuting in the first team in 2018 from the youth team of Mainz. He was a promising player who played in all age groups as a member of the German youth team, but his professional career was not easy to break through. After making his first-team debut in his last year of 2021, he has played intermittently but usually as a substitute. He was always overshadowed by Robin Chentner.

Due to Chentner’s frequent absences this season, he had more opportunities to play, and he played 8 games, and his performance in the final match was outstanding. Mainz met Borussia Dortmund, who were leading the way in the final match. Dortmund showed superior performance throughout the match, but it ended up being a 2-2 draw as Damen blocked 8 of the opponent’s 10 effective shots. Bayern Munich won the come-from-behind championship. Damen unintentionally trampled on Dortmund’s dream.

Damen, who leaves in search of a starting position, is likely to continue to play as a starter for Augsburg. This is because the previous main goalkeeper, Rafau Gikiewicz, is leaving due to the expiration of his contract. Augsburg, who have survived dramatically this season with a 15th-place finish, just above the relegation zone, are looking to Damen to do better than his predecessor.

Lee Jae-seong’s team, Mainz, sent out a rotation-level member as soon as the transfer market opened. There are observations that it will be difficult to actively reinforce this summer as it is known that it is somewhat excessive to recruit striker Ludovic Azorc in the transfer market last winter.

Mainz hoped to advance to the European competition by the middle of the season, thanks to the good leadership of coach Bo Svensson last season and the decent performance of key players such as Lee Jae-sung, creating synergy effects. However, due to lack of support, it only finished in 9th place. Lee Jae-seong recorded 7 goals and 4 assists in the team’s attack points, and personally had the best season.

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