Philadelphia Union Sign Defender Kai Wagner
21-year-old leftback joins Philadelphia from German club Würzburger Kickers
CHESTER, Pa. (February 6, 2019) – Philadelphia Union announced today that the club has signed defender Kai Wagner (pronounced: Kye VAHg-nur) from German side Würzburger Kickers in exchange for an undisclosed transfer fee. A 21-year-old leftback, Wagner will be added to the Union’s active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa and will occupy an international roster slot.
“We are delighted to complete Kai’s signing as he is an up-and-coming and very physical left fullback with high ability and even further potential,” said Ernst Tanner, Union Sporting Director. “Kai has joined us in Clearwater and we look forward to introducing him to his new teammates and integrating him as quickly as possible.”
Wagner comes to Philadelphia from German side Würzburger Kickers. Midway through the current 3. Liga season, Wagner has totaled two assists across 13 appearances. In 2017-18, his first full year with Würzburger, he made 27 league appearances.
PLAYER BIO: Kai Wagner
Prior to joining Würzburger, he was a member of Bundesliga club Schalke 04. Playing for the team’s reserves, he made 33 appearances in 2016-17 after joining from SSV Ulm 1846, the club at which he signed his first senior professional contract in 2015.
In his youth career, Wagner played for the FC Augsburg academy as well as for SSV Ulm and SV Lonsee.
TRANSACTION: Philadelphia Union sign defender Kai Wagner on February 6, 2019. He will be added to the active roster following receipt of his International Transfer Certificate and P1 Visa.
Name: Kai Wagner (pronounced: Kye VAHg-nur)
Born: February 15, 1997 in Geislingen an der Steige, Germany
Hometown: Ulm, Germany
Acquired: Philadelphia Union sign defender Kai Wagner on February 6, 2019
Previous Experience: Würzburger Kickers (2017-2019), Schalke 04 II (2016-2017), SSV Ulm 1846 (2015-2016)