Bundesliga club 1. FC Union has signed attacking midfielder Andras Schäfer.
The 22-year-old Hungarian “Player of the Year 2021” is moving from the Slovakian first division club DAC Dunajska Streda to the Alte Försterei with immediate effect, as Union announced. “We’ve been following Andras closely for a long time and we like his mentality, his development and his courageous game with the ball,” said Union’s managing director for professional football, Oliver Ruhnert. The Berliners did not announce the duration of the contract.
The shepherd, who comes from Szombathely, moved to the capital at the age of 15 to join MTK Budapest, where he played in the youth teams. Four years later he switched to CFC Genoa, which was followed by a number of loans before Schäfer was then permanently committed by Streda in 2020. In 61 games for the Slovakian club, Schäfer has four goals and seven assists.
After numerous appearances in the Hungarian youth national teams, Schäfer made his debut in the senior national team in 2020 and was able to celebrate three of his own goals in his 15 games to date. The midfielder scored a 2-1 lead in a 2-2 group match against Germany at last year’s European Championship.