TSG fave Preston Zimmerman takes another step in furthering his German footie career today.
Zimmerman–who has been at Mainz playing on their reserve team for a year now–signs today with SV Darmstadt 98.
Zimmerman had offers from Greece and Croatia but told TSG that Darmstadt, recently promoted to the 3rd Bundesliga, offered precisely the opportunity he was looking for.
Zimmerman wrote us, “My dream is to play in Germany and be here. I love the country, the people and the football. The coach [Kosta Runjaic] is the reason for me going there. He’s young (39 years old) and done a great job.”
“The club has a big tradition and history–they drew 17,000 in their last game of the season in the 4th division.”
Zimmerman also added that being 30 minutes from his current location of Mainz was a factor as well.
We wish Zimmerman–who said he’ll play as many as five positions but be focused at right midfield–all the luck in the world.