Union Berlin duo wish to leave after Champions League qualification

As reported by Kicker and Bild, both Sven Michel and Paul Seguin have requested to leave Union Berlin this summer.

Michel and Seguin were only featured sparingly last season, racking up just over 1700 minutes of game time combined – which is less than half of Sheraldo Becker’s total game time in all competitions. With Die Eisernen qualifying for the Champions League, their game time will only diminish and therefore, their exits seem to be imminent.

Union will look to strengthen their offensive options this summer, as no side in the top ten of the Bundesliga scored fewer than Urs Fischer’s side, and in order to do that Michel will have to be let go. The 32-year-old remarked in March that: “I want to play more football and will do everything to make it work.” 

Michel is strongly linked to a number of 2. Bundesliga clubs, however, Hannover 96 seem to be the front runners for his signature. The striker has scored six goals this season while earning one assist for Union in their remarkable season, and a return to the second tier would only see his goal output skyrocket.

As for Seguin, the 28-year-old midfielder has faced a vast amount of competition this season for a spot in the centre of Union’s midfield. Bochum and Augsburg are the clubs interested in Seguin, who has only started seven games this campaign.

Union Berlin will enter the Champions League next season for the first time in the club’s history. This summer will prove pivotal as to whether Union can take advantage of the remarkable situation they find themselves in and continue developing into a German powerhouse. 

GGFN | Will Shopland

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