KAS Eupen has signed the goalkeeper of the Belgian U21 national team Ortwin De Wolf. The 22-year-old keeper is 1.90 metres tall and moves from first league relegated side KSC Lokeren to KAS Eupen. Ortwin De Wolf has signed a three-year contract with Eupen until 30 June 2022 with an option for a further year.
On 17 May 2017 Ortwin De Wolf played his first championship game for KSC Lokeren, last season he had 21 appearances in the championship and in the cup in his club’s goal. Ortwin De Wolf experienced the highlight of his career this summer at the U21 European Championships in Italy. Despite the defeats against Spain and Italy, Ortwin De Wolf delivered two convincing international matches for the Belgian national team, attracting the interest of several clubs.
Following Ortwin De Wolf’s recruitment, KAS Director General Christoph Henkel was delighted to welcome the newcomer from KSC Lokeren. “With his talent and skill Ortwin De Wolf has played his way into the focus of many clubs. We are all the more delighted that the goalkeeper of the Belgian U21 national team has decided in favour of KAS Eupen. He’s already a very strong keeper, and his talent and young age give him the potential to develop a lot further. KAS Eupen and Ortwin De Wolf would like to work together to achieve this. We look forward to working with Ortwin and welcome him to his new club.”