As the red-blue whites announced, Maloney changes from Borussia Dortmund to Heidenheim. “Lennard Maloney can play in all positions in the chain of four and can also be used as a six,” says Holger Sanwald, FCH CEO, via the club website via the new addition. “We noticed it as an absolute mentality player who never gives up and always throws everything in until the last second. That fits ideal with our FCH philosophy.”
At BVB, the 22-year-old was mainly used in the second team, but the defender was able to sniff a few minutes of Bundesliga air-Maloney was both in the away game with Arminia Bielefeld (3: 1) and in the home game (1-0 against the East Westphalia) at BVB. In the 3rd division, the defensive man is a fixture, he played 24 league games for BVB II in the current season.. “
Keller comes free
Defensive man Thomas Keller also joins the FCH. The 22-year-old comes from FC Ingolstadt free of charge. “We see great potential in him as a young and developmental player after his first second division year and are firmly convinced that he can take the next step with us,” says Sanwald and calls the advantages of the central defender, who can also play on the six : “Thomas is a big, physically robust player and at the same time technically experienced.”
At the FCI, Keller made the leap to the first team through the A-youth, with which he rose to the 2nd division in 2020/21. At the bottom of the table, he played 16 league games in the current season.
Both Maloney and Keller each receive a three -year contract by summer 2025.