Mainz sign Denmark stopper Lössl
1. FSV Mainz 05 have signed Denmark international goalkeeper Jonas Lössl from French outfit EA Guingamp.
The 27-year-old has signed a three-year deal through to summer 2019.
“It’s a dream come true to be able to play in the Bundesliga,” Lössl said. “I’m from Denmark and have followed the Bundesliga all my life. Mainz are a really special team that play good football and have fantastic fans. I can’t wait to sample the atmosphere in Mainz’s stadium. It’s going to be wonderful and I’m absolutely up for the challenge of playing in the Bundesliga.”
‘A seasoned goalkeeper’
Lössl came through the ranks at Danish side FC Midtjylland, before moving to Guingamp in 2014. He made 67 Ligue 1 appearances over the course of two seasons in France’s top flight and recently earned his first senior international cap, having represented Denmark at every youth level since the Under-17s.
“The coaching team, especially goalkeeper coach Stephan Kuhnert, kept a keen eye on Jonas Lössl during the second half of the season,” explained Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt. “The whole package from his performance statistics, his presence and his personality really impressed us, which is why we focussed our efforts on him very early on. He’s a seasoned goalkeeper, who we think can get even better.”
Lössl is expected to take the vacant No.1 jersey following Loris Karius’ move to Liverpool FC.