Florian Baak has left Hertha BSC U23s and joined FC Winterthur in the Swiss Challenge League, the second highest tier of football in Switzerland. The 21-year-old defender joined Hertha aged just six years old and the native Berliner was a part of the team that won the German U19s Championship in the 2017/18 season, his greatest success to date. Baak made his Bundesliga debut on the 31st matchday of the 2016/17 against Werder Bremen, and made two further appearances following that. Managing director Michael Preetz said of the move: “We wish Flo all the best for the next step in his career and for his continuing development. He featured for every age group in our youth set-up and was part of the successful U19s team that won the German U19 Championship two years ago.”
Baak has made seven appearances for Hertha U23s this season and has played a total of 28 games for Germany’s youth teams, scoring three goals.