Julian Pollersbeck departs Hamburg in direction of Lyon

The 26-year-old goalkeeper signs for the Ligue 1 team.

Julian Pollersbeck has decided to take on a new challenge, leaving Hamburger SV and joining Olympique Lyon on a permanent basis. Altogether, the 26-year-old was a HSV player for a tad more than three years, having signed a four-year contract in the summer of 2017 just after winning the European championship with the German under-21 team. Pollersbeck, who hails from Altöttinger in Bavaria, had made his first steps as a professional in the four years previously at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. The ‘keeper made 51 competitive appearances for the Rothosen in his three-year spell at the club, broken down into 10 Bundesliga, 37 2. Bundesliga and four DFB Pokal games.

Pollersbeck now continues his journey at the seven-time Ligue 1 champions, with HSV Head of Sport Jonas Boldt wishing him well: “We would like to thank Julian for his dedication whilst at HSV and are convinced that he has found an exciting opportunity with Olympique Lyon. We wish Julian all the best for the future, hope that he stays fit and healthy and is successful at his new club.” 

The 26-year-old himself looked back fondly on his time in Hamburg. “I would like to thank everyone at HSV, above all the HSV, for the great support they gave me. I wish HSV a successful season and all the best for the future.”