So now Gaul is going to Poland. “It’s really not easy for me to say goodbye after seven years. I had a fantastic time in Mainz and I’m very grateful to the club for the opportunity to work and develop here,” he said.

    “But I had the feeling that it was now time for the next step. For me, moving to a traditional club like Gornik Zabrze in my native country is a great opportunity,” Gaul continued. Like Podolski, he was born in Poland, but is a German citizen.