Professionals | 13/01/2019

New arrival

Johannes Geis joins FC

1. FC Köln have signed Johannes Geis. The 25-year-old midfielder has joined from FC Schalke 04 and has signed a contract until the end of the season.

On Sunday evening at the Castillo Hotel Son Vida in Mallorca, 1. FC Köln welcomed January signing, Johannes Geis. The defensive midfielder joins from FC Schalke 04 and has signed a contract until the end of the season. The two clubs have agreed to remain silent over the details of the transfer.

The 25-year-old joins FC with plenty of Bundesliga experience under his belt, having appeared 121 times in the Bundesliga with Schalke, 1. FSV Mainz 05 and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. With Fürth, the Schweinfurt-born midfielder achieved promotion to the Bundesliga in 2012. That is something which Johannes Geis wants to repeat with FC: "The goal for the rest of the season is clear: we want to get promoted. I have real desire to make this happen and play my part in achieving our goal."

Head coach, Markus Anfang has followed Geis since his professional debut for SpVgg Greuther Fürth in 2010: "He has continued to develop from year to year and from club to club. He is a really good player with an unbelievably strong will."

Managing director, Armin Veh has reacted to the injury concerns in central midfield: "On our way back to the Bundesliga, we have the responsibilty to do everything to remain on course. With Johannes we've signed a player, who can immediately help us with his qualities."

Johannes Geis will wear the number 8 and will join training on Monday morning.

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