Germany Under-21 international attacker Felix Klaus is reported to sign Hannover 96’s renovation project. The 22-year-old attacker from relegated SC Freiburg has already made 52 appearances in Bundesliga. With his abilities he is the ideal long-term candidate to take up the baton from departed relegation on savior Lars Stindl.
Dirk Dufner, Hannover sporting director said after following confirmation of the Osnabruck native’s move on June 29, 2015 that they were glad Klaus decided to join them despite a wide range of offers. The reasons why the team decided to choose Klaus among others is due to his qualities that can make them a better team and he is also an integral part of a young side that should be concerned.
Klaus’ versatility, pace and creativity are what the Reds actually will need if the team want to avoid becoming embroiled in another relegation dogfight a ala 2014/15. His abilities combined with Stindl’s who is now playing his trade for Borussia Monchengladbach and French Jimmy Briand, French midfielder can beat their enemies.
The Reds tries to return to the European circuit after getting Klaus’ decision to leave the south-west club behind. That deal is actually another blow to Freiburg’s hopes since the decision to immediate return to the Bundesliga is too soon after losing their first-team assets like Roman Burki, Oliver Sorg and Admir Mehmedi during the summer transfer market. They have high expectation to Klaus to bring the team to a better future.
Although Klaus decided to join the Reds, things cannot have been easy. He used to enjoy the success when he was a part of SpVgg Greuther Furth’s promotion-winning class of 2012. It needs rather long time before he had nailed down a starting berth at Freiburg. He made his debut season in Breisgauer colors that resulted 21 top-flight appearances although he missed three league games due to injury and suspension.
Klaus has bags of potential that should be developed in his new team. He has big chances to improve his skills but they have already proven from seven Bundesliga goals and as many assists for the last two campaigns. Klaus can join this summer’s UEFA Under-21 European Championships and he also still get benefit from the same level of TLC that he received under Christian Streich at Freiburg. Hannover head coach, Michael Frontzeck added that Klaus needed time to recover in order to join the team for first-team training on 16 July.