Dani Baijens to join Paris Saint-Germain Handball in July 2024
Paris Saint-Germain Handball is delighted to announce the signing of Dani Baijens from 1 July 2024. The 25-year-old Dutch centre-half will be linked to the Club for two seasons.
Dani Baijens began his professional career in his homeland with HV KRAS/Volendam, where he played his first minutes in European competition during the 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 editions of the EHF European Cup.
In 2017, the centre-half signed for SG Flensburg-Handewitt in Germany. A year later, he joined TBV Lemgo for three seasons, before moving to ASV Hamm-Westfalen in 2021. In the summer of 2022, the future Parisian signed for Hamburg.
Playing alongside Parisian Luc Steins in the Dutch national team, Dani Baijens made his debut for the Netherlands at the age of 18, on 21 December 2016, in a match against South Korea. He now has 187 goals in 70 appearances for the Oranje.
"Dani Baijens is a young player who has confirmed his potential and talent in the Bundesliga, one of the most competitive leagues. He has the ability to play in a variety of positions and his style of play is compatible with that advocated by Raul Gonzalez. We are delighted to welcome him to our ranks for next season. He will continue to develop as part of our team, and in particular alongside a benchmark centre-half - his compatriot Luc Steins.”
Thierry Omeyer, General Manager of Paris Saint-Germain Handball
"I'm delighted to be joining Paris Saint-Germain Handball next season. I'll have the chance to play with some of the best players in Europe and under Raul Gonzalez, a great tactician who knows the world of handball inside out. I'm really proud to be continuing my career alongside Luc Steins. I can't wait to arrive in Paris next summer, to wear the Rouge et Bleu jersey and to share the excitement with the fans.”
Born: 5 May 1998, in Rotterdam (NED)
Height: 1m82 - Weight: 93kg
2015-2017 HV Kras/Volendam (P-B)
2017-2018 SG Flensbourg-Handewitt (GER)
2018-2021 TBV Lemgo (GER)
2021-2022 ASV Hamm-Westfalen (GER)
2022-2024 HSV Hamburg (GER)
2024-2026 Paris Saint-Germain
70 caps, 187 goals
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