2. Bundesliga transfer round-up: Zimmermann, Prietl and Sararer all on the move

It was a busy day for the second division teams.

2. Bundesliga transfer round-up: Zimmermann, Prietl and Sararer all on the move
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The 2. Bundesliga transfer dealings are beginning to pick up pace, as three important deals went through on Thursday.

Zimmermann makes Munich move

The biggest transfer of the day involved a deal between two second-tier clubs, as Jan Zimmermann swapped 1. FC Heidenheim for 1860 Munich.

The 31-year-old goalkeeper has signed a two-year deal at the Allianz Arena outfit, and will be hoping to provide a solid base to build upon.

Zimmermann has been one of the most consistent goalkeepers in the lower leagues, and 1860 know exactly what they're getting in him.

"Zimbo embodies not only experience, but also strong leadership. He's a good guy who has never given up during difficult times in his career," said Kosta Runjaic.

Bielefeld pick-up Prietl

Manuel Prietl has completed his move to Arminia Bielefeld, as they continue to build towards the new season.

The defensive midfielder made 34 appearances and scored twice for SV Mattersburg this term, during which he was one of their key players.

The 24-year-old was previously an Austrian under-21 international and has signed a two-year deal at the SchücoArena.

"I am looking forward to the new challenge at a traditional club in Germany and to seeing the great fans of Arminia," the new arrival explained.

Prietl signs on the dotted line. | Image credit: Arminia Bielefeld
Prietl signs on the dotted line. | Image credit: Arminia Bielefeld

Sararer returns to Fürth

Sercan Sararer has made his way back to his beloved Shamrocks, after agreeing a two-year deal with Greuther Fürth.

The winger learned his footballing trade with the Franconian side, before moving on to VfB Stuttgart and - more recently - Fortuna Düsseldorf.

He has failed to hit the heights of his final 2. Bundesliga season at the Trolli-Arena, but will hope to rekindle that form upon his return.

"We saw immediately in his eyes, the enthusiasm for a move. He has made it clear that he wants to return to the Spielvereinigung," commented Ramazan Yildirim.