Wellenreuther makes Eredivisie switch

Willem II have announced the signing of FC Schalke 04 goalkeeper Timon Wellenreuther.

The 21-year-old German stopper, who spent last season playing for the club's Regionalliga side, has struggled to make an impact in the first team since just 10 league appearances in 2015.

He spent the 2015/16 season on loan at Mallorca where he played 33 games, and is now eager for more game time as he replaces Kostas Lamprou, on a two-year contract.

Having made his way up through the Karlsruher SC and Schalke youth sides, Wellenreuther's highlight for the Bundesliga side was a couple of appearances against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Wellenreuther explained his decision to make the switch to the Eredivisie.

He said: "Because I need to play games I have decided to spread my wings. 

"My time abroad at Real Mallorca was fantastic so I am very happy to be going to the Netherlands to play for Willem II. 

"A new environment and culture will do me good."

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