Braunschweig announce Gikiewicz capture

Eintracht Braunschweig have confirmed goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz as their first signing for the 2014-15 season.

The 26-year-old won the the Polish championship in 2012 with Slask Wroclaw, and will join the German club on a free transfer.

Gikiewicz has penned a two-year deal at the Eintracht-Stadion, meaning he will stay at the club until June 2016.

Speaking to the club's official website, he said: "I am very happy that I came to Braunschweig. All have welcomed me very warmly."

Sports director Marc Arnold added: "We noticed Rafal (when) observing matches. We are firmly convinced that he will help us in the next two years."

Braunschweig are currently involved in a battle to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga.

They currently prop up the table with 25 points from 30 matches.