Just days after the Rhein-Neckar Löwen announced the contract extension of playmaker Andy Schmid, Danish shooter Mads Mensah Larsen and head coach Nikolaj Jacobsen, the DKB Handball-Bundesliga league leaders were able to sign a new goalkeeper to replace the departing Borko Ristovksi. Former THW Kiel backstopper Andreas Palicka will join the club on a three-year deal in the summer. He currently plays for Danish outfit Aalborg Handbold.
Prior to his time in Denmark Palicka was part of German record champion THW Kiel for seven seasons. He won six league championships, four German cups and the Champions League twice. “We’re very happy that Andreas will be joining us. He’s an international top level keeper. He’s in the best age for goalies, knows the league and also knows how to win titles,” said manager Lars Lamadé in a press release.