"The path is really impressive": Oczipka joins Union Berlin

As expected, there is still a lot going on at Conference League participants Union Berlin in the last few hours before the transfer deadline. So the iron attacked an ex-Schalke.

New club, new motivation: Bastian Oczipka.

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With the 2-1 win against Gladbach on Sunday, Union Berlin made a good start to the new Bundesliga season (five points from three games), especially since they also managed to qualify for the Conference League.

The bosses in the background apparently still see a need for action in the final hours before the end of the summer transfer window. Kevin Möhwald from Werder Bremen is expected to come soon, but before that the Köpenickers pulled Bastian Oczipka ashore.

Player profile Oczipka
Oczipka

Oczipka Bastian

FC Schalke 04 – Club data
FC Schalke 04

Establishment date

04.05.1904

1. FC Union Berlin – club data
1. FC Union Berlin

Establishment date

20.01.1966

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Fischer

Fischer Urs

1. FC Union Berlin – Dates

The experienced left-back, whose contract with FC Schalke 04 expired at the end of last season, is now 32 years old and should bring his experience with him. The native Bergisch Gladbacher is also a kind of replacement for Christopher Lenz (26), who moved on to Eintracht Frankfurt. After all, the veteran has made 286 Bundesliga games for his ex-clubs Leverkusen, Frankfurt and S04, in which he managed three goals and 39 assists.

Oczipka “can’t wait”

“The path that 1. FC Union Berlin has taken in recent years is really impressive. That is why I am happy to be part of this club. After the last season, which was also disappointing for me personally (27 appearances, kicker grade average of 4.69; editor’s note) I felt extremely comfortable in all discussions with those responsible at Union and can hardly wait to serve the team here, “said Oczipka after his signature at Union.

Oliver Ruhnert, Managing Director of Professional Football at Berlin, comments on the transfer: “Bastian is an extremely flexible and experienced player who, thanks to these qualities, will give us more possibilities for variation. We are delighted that he is accepting this challenge.”

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