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HSV announces positive business result

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A few hours after the signing of Slovakian Laszlo Benes and the news of the whereabouts of key player Sonny Kittel, Hamburger SV has announced further positive news. After eleven years with financial losses in the millions, the second division football team will remain without a deficit for the first time in the 2021/22 financial year. This was announced by CFO Thomas Wüstefeld at the association’s general meeting on Wednesday evening.

A few hours after the signing of the Slovak Laszlo Benes and the news of the whereabouts of the key player Sonny Kittel Hamburger SV announced another positive message. After eleven years with financial losses in the millions, the second division football team will remain without a deficit for the first time in the 2021/22 financial year. This was announced by CFO Thomas Wüstefeld at the association’s general meeting on Wednesday evening.

The Hamburg medical entrepreneur, who has been on the board of the soccer company for six months, cited cost savings through the termination of service provider contracts and the acquisition of new sponsors as reasons. desert field also confessed to having cut spending and investments. “We have saved and achieved sales,” said Wüstefeld in front of 298 members in the Q. Beyond Arena in the vicinity of the Volksparkstadion.

The goal of the second division is promotion to the Bundesliga in the coming season. “A powerful squad will accept the challenge of wanting to get promoted. We all want to get out of this league,” said sports director Jonas Boldt.

A few hours earlier, the second division club had announced changes in the squad. Gladbach midfielder Benes signed a four-year contract with the North Germans, and Kittel is not leaving HSV. The negotiations between the 29-year-old top scorer and the club DC United Washington have failed. Kittel is now fulfilling his HSV contract until the summer of 2023. Danish striker Mikkel Kaufmann is also moving to league rivals Karlsruher SC.

As a universal sports club with more than 30 divisions, the HSV announced that it had almost caught up on the loss of members in the Corona pandemic. As of June 1 of this year, the number of members increased to 88,101.

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