Ginczek leaves Dortmund for Nurnberg
Borussia Dortmund forward Daniel Ginczek has become the latest Nurnberg signing for the 2013-14 season.
During a one-year loan at second tier team St Pauli, Ginczek scored 18 goals in 31 games. He joins Nurnberg for a reported fee of €1.5 million on a contract which will run until the summer of 2016.
Ginczek, 22, featured for Germany at all youth levels, but was not called up for the upcoming European Under-21 Championship.
"Daniel Ginczek was one of the best strikers in the second division this season and was on the wanted list of a number of other clubs. We are delighted that he has decided on Nurnberg," general manager Martin Bader explained. "He fits in at the club as a young, exciting prospect and will definitely help us with his quality."
Ginczek had failed to break into Dortmund's first team in three years playing for the club's reserve side. He was sent out on loan to VfL Bochum in 2011-12 and directly loaned on to St Pauli. "The Bundesliga is the next step for me. I am looking forward to this new challenge in Nurnberg," Ginczek said. "I always had the feeling in my discussions with the board that everything was going to fit here."
The Arnsberg-born goalscorer is Nurnberg's third signing for the next campaign, having already secured Dortmund's youth academy forward Nick Weber and Arsenal right-back Martin Angha, 21. They have also lined up a deal with 18-year-old Widzew Lodz striker Mariusz Stepinski, with the transfer to be officially announced over the next few days.