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NEWS REPORT: The Danish goalkeeper leaves Rhein-Neckar Löwen at the end of this season to join German Bundesliga and VELUX EHF Champions League rivals THW Kiel in 2015

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THW Kiel sign Niklas Landin on three-year deal from 2015

The 2014/15 season has not even really started, and German champions and VELUX EHF Champions League participants THW Kiel have already announced a major transfer for next year.

Danish goalkeeper Niklas Landin, who has been playing for Rhein-Neckar Löwen for two years, will join THW Kiel from the 2015/16 season onwards.

THW Kiel announced on Thursday that it signed the 25-year-old Danish international on a three-year contract.

"I'm very happy that Niklas decided to join us," said Kiel coach Alfred Gislason in a media statement. "He is a superb goalkeeper, who already at his young age impresses through strong and consisting performances.

"For the past years we have continiously been implementing younger players. Niklas will be another piece in the puzzle to form a strong team that can compete for every title at stake in the future."

With Rhein-Neckar Löwen Landin won the Men's EHF Cup in 2013. With the Danish national team the goalkeeper topped the podium at the Men's EHF EURO 2012 and won silver at the World Championships 2011 and 2013.

"I did not take the decision about my future career lightly," said Landin. "Many thoughts went into it, before I eventually decided to go for the new challenge in Kiel close to my home country.

"I'm looking forward to this, however, for this season my focus will be entirely on the Rhein-Neckar Löwen. I owe the team a lot and I want to bid farewell with some great performances."

TEXT: EHF / ts