VfB have completed the signing of Waldemar Anton from Hannover 96 on a contract that runs until 30 June 2024. The centre-back came through the Hannover youth academy and made 137 competitive outings for the first team, registering five goals and four assists.
The 24-year-old also earned 11 caps for the Germany U21s, and last season he made 30 Bundesliga 2 appearances and one in the DFB Cup for Hannover. The defensive specialist will wear the number two shirt at VfB.
VfB sporting director Sven Mislintat: “We’ve been interested in Waldemar Anton for a long time now and are very happy that we could sign him for VfB. On top of his footballing ability and leadership qualities, Waldemar already has a lot of experience for someone his age, having played in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 for Hannover in the past few years. As such, he’s got all the requirements to become an important member of our defensive line. We warmly welcome Waldemar to VfB.”
Waldemar Anton: “I’m really delighted the transfer could be completed. I had a few offers but I knew very quickly that I wanted to come to VfB at all costs. It’s a club steeped in tradition and it means something to the people in the region. That played a role in my decision, as did the discussions with the management at VfB, who really made a lot of effort to sign me and had a clear vision for the path forward. That impressed me a lot.”