Cardiff City Striker Robert Glatzel Makes Move to Mainz

Robert Glatzel

Cardiff City have confirmed that striker Robert Glatzel has completed a move to Bundesliga side Mainz for the remainder of the season.

Glatzel has fallen down the pecking order at the Cardiff City Stadium since the summer arrival of Kieffer Moore.

The 27-year-old German has struggled in the Championship since arriving for £5.5 million in 2019, therefore the deal is expected to suit all concerned.

Mainz Seal Deal for Striker Robert Glatzel

Glatzel Looking Forward to Getting Started

Following his switch from Cardiff to German club Mainz, striker Robert Glatzel revealed that couldn’t;t wait to competing with the best in the Bundesliga. He said: “At Mainz, I now have the chance to play in the Bundesliga and compete with the best – I’m really looking forward to that.

“I like the style of play, intense runs and aggressive pressing, that Mainz embodies suits my strengths. I will try to stay up in the league with everything I have to offer and to fight every minute for the team and our common goal in training and on the pitch. ”

Striker Will Be Immensely Valuable

Mainz Sporting Director Martin Schmidt appeared to be delighted with the capture of Glatzel. Following the announcement that the striker had signed, Schmidt said: “Robert is a classic centre forward who, with his strong trait towards goal and as a target player, optimally complements our squad and will therefore become immensely valuable for our team.

“With a lot of experience from the second division in England and Germany, he is now dying to get into the Bundesliga. We got to know Robert as a totally positive, open-minded guy who will also be wonderfully involved in the team off the pitch.”

Robert Glatzel Will be Hoping to Get Career Back on Track

German striker Robert Glatzel will be hoping to get his career back on track following a frustrating time in Wales with Cardiff.

Signed for £5.5 million in 2019 from German second division side FC Heidenheim, his 17 goals in the 2018/19 season prompted Cardiff to take a chance on the striker.

Despite flashes of what he could do in front of goal, Glatzel has not proved his worth just yet.

Following 11 goals in 58 games for the Bluebirds, this loan move could be his chance to rediscover his best form before he returns in the summer.

 

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