Pros 27.06.2019 — 16:12 Uhr

Holtmann heads on loan to Paderborn

Attacker extends contract and will join the newly-promoted side for next season

Holtmann had to sit out for long periods this past season due to injury.

Geritt Holtmann will join SC Paderborn for the 2019/20 season. Mainz 05 have sent the winger on a year-long loan to the newly-promoted Bundesliga side. In order to do so, the 24-year-old extended his contract with Mainz by a year, until 2021. This past season, Holtmann made four Bundesliga appearances for Mainz.

“Geritt really needs playing time, especially after being plagued with injury all season. Given the competition for an attacking spot on the squad, it would be difficult for him to obtain this with us. Sending him on loan to SC Paderborn is a good solution to this problem, since he will be able to play a key role for the team at the highest possible level,” said Rouven Schröder.