2. Bundesliga 'best of the rest' transfer round-up: Bochum, Kaiserslautern, Sandhausen and Bielefeld all busy

Teams ran right to the wire in the German second tier.

2. Bundesliga 'best of the rest' transfer round-up: Bochum, Kaiserslautern, Sandhausen and Bielefeld all busy
Image credit: 1. FC Kaiserslautern

It was a busy final day of transfer action in the 2. Bundesliga, with clubs taking it right to the deadline to get the last few deals over the window.

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Kerk in as Piossek, Alomerovic and Schulze depart

The busiest second division side by far on Wednesday was 1. FC Kaiserslautern, who welcomed one player and saw three exit the club.

Sebastian Kerk was the latest arrival into the Betzenberg, signing on a one-year loan deal from SC Freiburg.

However Marcus Piossek, Zlatan Alomerovic and Michael Schulze all departed after less than promising times with the Red Devils.

Lukasik strengthens Sandhausen

With injuries to Maximilian Janßen and Erik Zenga not clearing up any time soon, it was apparent that another central midfielder was needed at SV Sandhausen.

Daniel Lukasik will provide just that having signed on season-long loan from Legia Warsaw, and will link up with a former - now current - team-mate in Jakub Kosecki.

Head coach, Kenan Kocak said: "Through him we can make our midfield game even more flexible. I hope and assume that he acclimatises quickly and we can benefit from it."

Bandowski joins Bochum

Jannik Bandowski became VfL Bochum's final signing of a very busy transfer window, though he will have to wait until he make his debut; he recovering from a broken leg.

He spent last season on loan at 1860 Munich when he suffered the injury, but the Borussia Dortmund youth product has now made the short trip across the Ruhr permanently.

Neither club spoke about a transfer fee, but sporting director, Christian Hochstätter did say he fits the bill: "He is young, talented, capable of developing and speaks German."

Mak bolsters the attack before Rodriguez departs

After limited game time last season, it was perhaps no surprise to see Francisco Rodriguez leave Arminia Bielefeld and head to FC Luzern on a rearranged loan.

With one leaving, a player was brought in and Michal Mak is the man to join on a season-long loan with the option to make it permanent. He arrives from Lechia Gdansk.

Sporting director, Samir Arabi explained: "With his qualities he opens up more options in our attacking play. We are pleased to welcome him at Arminia."