Kacar completes Augsburg move

The midfield enforcer has swapped North for South.

Kacar completes Augsburg move
Image credit: FC Augsburg

On Tuesday, FC Augsburg announced the arrival of Gojko Kacar on a free transfer.

The midfielder's contract had expired with Hamburger SV during the summer, and he has opted to remain in the Bundesliga.

Kacar signed a two-year deal with the WWK Arena outfit, taking him through to 2018 with Dirk Schuster's side.

An experienced head

The 29-year-old has been in the Bundesliga - aside from a loan spell with Cerezo Osaka - ever since he left FK Vojvodina for Hertha BSC in the 2007-08 season.

He immediately made it into the Hertha first team and spent two-and-a-half seasons in the German capital, before making the switch to HSV.

Five years with the Bundesliga's Dino yielded a mere 87 appearances in all competitions, as injuries continued to hamper his progress and playing time.

Reuter and Kacar have their say

Kacar, speaking to the club website, explained: "I am excited by the new challenges with FCA, who have undergone a massive development in the last few years."

"With Gojko Kacar we have been able to sign an experienced, versatile player who offers different elements to our game," said sporting director, Stefan Reuter.

Kacar has been handed the number 20 shirt and will join up with his new team-mates for the first time on Thursday.

Kacar will be hoping to show HSV what they're missing. | Image source: web.de
Kacar will be hoping to show HSV what they're missing. | Image source: web.de

A busy summer so far

The Serb is one of six new faces in Schuster's side, with Alfred Finnbogason, Takashi Usami, Marvin Friedrich, Andreas Luthe and Georg Teigl also joining the club.

There have, however, been some departures. Jeong-Ho Hong has left for China, while Nikola Djurdjic and Sascha Mölders leaving for pastures new.

Ragnar Klavan is reportedly in Liverpool to finalise his move to Anfield, meaning that there could be a totally new centre-back partnership come next season.