HSV bids farewell to five loanees
After the end of the season, HSV said goodbye to Adrian Fein, Martin Harnik, Joel Pohjanpalo, Jordan Beyer and Louis Schaub.
As the HSV squad meet for the final time in the 2019/20 season on Monday (29th June), it was also the last day as part of the Rothosen for Adrian Fein and Martin Harnik. The loanees from last summer had to say goodbye to the squad, as well as Joel Pohjanpalo, Jordan Beyer and Louis Schaub, who all arrived in Hamburg on loan during the January transfer window.
The first member of the quintet to arrive in Hamburg, Adrian Fein, will return to Bayern Munich after a breakthrough season in Hamburg. The 21-year-old midfielder joined the Rothosen last July, competing in 33 competitive games, scoring one goal and assisting four more in the process. Martin Harnik, born and bred in the Hanseatic city, returns to his parent club, SV Werder Bremen, after 25 competitive games in a Hamburg shirt, with three goals and two assists during his time back home.
Alongside the two summer loanees, three players joined the Rothosen on a temporary basis in January 2020, and will now return to their parents clubs. Joel Pohjanpalo had an impressive scoring record during his time in Hamburg, with nine goals in 14 appearances, and returns to Bayer 04 Leverkusen on Wednesday (1st July) on a scoring streak. The 25-year-old Finn is joined in the Rhineland area by Louis Schaub, who still has two years left to run on his contract at 1. FC Köln. The 25-year-old Austrian completed twelve matches whilst in Hamburg, securing one assist in the process. Last but not least, defensive all-rounder Jordan Beyer will also head back to the Rhineland and Borussia Mönchengladbach after eleven games for HSV.
It hasn't been ruled out that agreements may be reached over the coming days and weeks with one or several of the players who are moving back to their parent clubs. Irrespective of future negotiations we would like to thank the lads for their commitment and dedication during their time at HSV and wish them all the best for the future.