HSV is continuing its personnel planning for the future and shaping the new team squad. For the upcoming season, the red roses can announce their first signing. David Bates, center-back of the Scottish top Glasgow Rangers, graduated from the UKE sports medicine examination today and signed a four-year, league-based contract.
The 1.93-meter right-footer, who was born in Kirkcaldy, Scotland, and played for Raith Rovers in his youth, made his debut in April 2017 in the Scottish Premiership for the Rangers Rangers, who signed him in January 2017 after a six-month loan. Bates, who has been on duty for the Rangers in the Europa League, is now transferring to the Elbe on a free transfer and wants to continue his positive development here.
Johannes Spors, squad planner and scouting director of HSV, sees the 21-year-old center-back as a good commitment, not only because of his athletic quality: "David brings in the combination of height, speed, mentality and accountability characteristics for the defensive that the HSV will be good for sure. He is a down-to-earth guy who wants to actively develop his career and work hard for it, "says Spor