Altintas completes Kasimpasa loan

The youngster is heading back to his homeland on a temporary basis.

Altintas completes Kasimpasa loan
Image credit: Kasimpasa

On Saturday, Batuhan Altintas finally got his loan move away from Hamburger SV to join Kasimpasa SK.

Both club and player will be delighted with the move, as the 20-year-old can finally get some first-team experience again.

There has been no mention of an option that the Turkish side can exercise in order to purchase Altintas come the end of his season-long loan.

At long last, a chance to play

The Turk has been unable to feature for HSV in the Regionalliga Nord, due to rules over play eligibility from outside of the EU.

That continued a long line of time out of the game for Altintas, who had also been unable to feature for Bursaspor. Instead, he trained with a personal fitness coach. 

The directors and club hierarchy were unhappy that he was seeking a move, and subsequently suspended him until he joined the Bundesliga giants.

As a result, Altintas has played just twice - 66 minutes - between July 24th 2014 and May 14th 2016; an almost unbelievable 660 days between the two games.

He will do battle with the likes of former Bayer Leverkusen and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim striker, Eren Derdiyok for a place in the Kasimpasa starting eleven.

Altintas in action during a friendly for HSV. | Image source: Hamburger Abendblatt
Altintas in action during a friendly for HSV. | Image source: Hamburger Abendblatt

Busy summer so far for HSV

Bruno Labbadia looks to be finally shaping the squad he wants to have at the Volksparkstadion next season, with several players being let go for free.

Ivica Olic, Gojko Kacar, Jaroslav DrobnyIvo Ilicevic and Artjoms Rudnevs were not offered new deals.

While the head coach made the surprise decision to sell Kerem Demirbay, as he headed to Hoffenheim for a minimal fee.

That has allowed an intake of younger players, with the likes of Alen HalilovicArianit Ferati, Bobby Wood, Luca Walschmidt and Christian Mathenia joining the club.