Panze strike in Kiel: Landin leaves the THW in summer 2023
Landin made use of a clause in his contract, which allows him for family reasons to change to the home. The exit clause involves a fixed transfer fee, over which height has been observed silence.
The Danish top club Aalborg continues to equip and has landed a real coup with the commitment of land. "For us all at Aalborg is a big deal," Jan Larsen, director of sports of the club, quotes: "Niklas has proven in recent seasons that he is rightly considered the best goalkeeper in the world." Landin is unquestionably a "crucial factor" at Aalborg's hunting for even more titles. With Aron Palmarsson, a world star changed last summer to Denmark, World Handball Mikkel Hansen follows next summer.
Landin, who was recently chosen to the World Handballer for the second time, refers to the closing change for the next summer than "one of the most difficult decisions of my life". But landing have to prioritize: "The family is the most important thing in life. We have recently growing difficulties to meet - also because of the many, long outward travel and the Corona restrictions that made it impossible our relatives to make it impossible help. That's why we have discussed intensively in recent months, as we move poets to the kinship and overall more time for each other. After ten years in Germany, we decided to return home to home. "
The 2.01 meter Dane was changed from the Danish first division club Bjerringbro-Silkeborg to the Rhein-Neckar Löwen. In 2015, he continued to Thw Kiel, for the German record champion, he completed 343 competitive games and scored 21 goals.
With the "Zebras", Landin so far won twice the German Championship and the DHB Cup, once the EHF Cup and the Champions League. In 2021 he was also elected "handball of the year" in Germany. With the Danish national team, Landin won around 242 playing, among others, Olympia Gold and Olympia Silver, twice the World Cup title and once the European Championship.
Landin's decision "surprised" the THW
"Through Corona, many noticed what it means to have the family on-site and not visiting them as usual. Some therefore draws it again more towards home," says THW CEO Viktor Szilagyi: "Nevertheless, Niklas has us 'Deciding to return to Denmark before the end of the contract, then surprised in the end. This makes us a big challenge, but we will solve in the remaining time with the necessary prudence and tranquility. "
Landin stressed: "Everyone knows that I greatly appreciate the team, the THW Kiel as a club, the fans and this handball enthusiastic city." That's why the decision would also like him so hard.