Confirmed: 1. FC Cologne brings Belgian national players

Football Bundesligist 1. FC Cologne is looking for reinforcement for the defensive middle field.

Birger Verstraete comes from the Belgian original KAA Gent and receives a contract at the Effzeh for four years to 30. June 2023. The climber confirmed that on Monday. The 25-year-old had debuted for the Belgian national team in September 2018.

“Birger is an intelligent, dynamic and robust player with a very good pass game, who is at home in the center field center at both six and eight”, FC Managing Director Armin Veh said: “He was an absolute regular player in Ghent and can help us with his quality and experience immediately, without being at the end of its development.”

Verstraete has so far played exclusively in his Belgian home country. In January 2017 he signed a contract up to the 30th. June 2020 and Ghent. According to “Express”, the early changeover now costs FC around 3,5 million euros.