Hannover bag Balitsch
By Chris Ives
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Mainz midfielder Hanno Balitsch has agreed a move to Hannover.Mainz midfielder Hanno Balitsch has agreed a move to Bundesliga rivals Hannover.
The 24-year-old, who won one cap for Germany during his spell at Bayer Leverkusen in 2003, put pen-to-paper on a three-year deal at the AWD Arena on Sunday, less than a week after a proposed move to Cologne fell through.
Balitsch will team up with Hannover boss Ewald Lienen who coached him at Cologne earlier in his career.
"I'm really looking forward to Hannover as it's a football crazy city," Balitsch commented.
No details of the transfer fee involved have been released.
Meanwhile, Mainz have announced that midfielder Fabian Gerber has agreed a new deal at the Bruchweg Stadion.
The 25-year-old, who had reportedly been targeted by several other Bundesliga outfits, signed a two-year extension to his contract at the weekend.