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Flensburg sign Montenegrin left back instead of Lackovic leaving for HSV.

Muratovic to replace Lackovic

Blazenko Lackovic (27) will leave SG Flensburg-Handewitt at the end of the season to play for HSV Hamburg in the future. The Croatian World champion will be substituted by Montenegrin Alan Muratovic (28), who comes from Valadolid.

Lackovic will play for HSV from next seasonIt was planned earlier that Lackovic would leave the club in 2009, but the two clubs found a solution after Flensburg signed Muratovic last weekend in Spain.

The transfer fees have not been disclosed by either side as both players still had valid contracts with their clubs. Lackovic signs a contract with Hamburg until 2011; Muratovic will stay in Flensburg until 2012.

HSV sports director, Christian Fitzek, was glad that the change was made earlier than expected:

“We have another world class player in our team and now we know that we made an important step to improve for the next season and play on an international top level.”

Also SG’s director, Fynn Holpert, is happy to have found a substitute for Lackovic:

“We are sure to get a better player than the one we lost. It was good business.”

Manager Anders Dahl-Nielsen is impressed: “With Muratovic we can have the chance to come closer to the national and international top teams.”

Earlier also another Flensburg player, the Polish international Marcin Lijewski signed for Hamburg where he will play together with his brother, Krzysztof.

TEXT: Björn Pazen