Polter has played final game for Union Berlin

Sebastian Polter has played his final game for 1. FC Union Berlin before to his contract expiring over the summer.

The striker joined from English Championship side Queens Park Rangers back in 2017 but had only made two Bundesliga starts this campaign (13 appearances in total).

Union Berlin president Dirk Zingler announced the news on the club’s official website:

“It is one of the fundamental values of 1. FC Union Berlin that we, as Unioner, form a solid, tight-knit community in which we stand up for each other and for our club.

“Sebastian, the only player in the first-team squad, coaching and backroom team, does not do this unfortunately. This is not understandable for us and extremely disappointing.

“It’s my immediate task, during difficult times, to protect the cohesion of the club’s employees and squad, so we do not jeopardise the goals on the park.

“We have therefore decided that Sebastian will no longer be part of our matchday squad with immediate effect.”

Sebastian Polter will continue to take part in Union Berlin’s team training prior to the end of his contract.

The striker’s two goals this season came in a 2-1 loss to Bayern Munich back in October and the 1-0 win over rivals Hertha Berlin in November. He made 20 appearances scoring nine goals in their promotion campaign of 2018-19.

Polter has had previous Bundesliga spells with VfL Wolfsburg, FC Nurnberg and Mainz 05 without ever establishing himself as a regular in the top flight.

Union Berlin are away to Borussia Monchengladbach on Sunday. They start the weekend narrowly above the relegation zone with six games to play in their first-ever Bundesliga campaign.