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Only Arnautovic was more expensive: Christoph Baumgartner moved to RB Leipzig

Only Arnautovic was more expensive: Christoph Baumgartner moved to RB Leipzig

Christoph Baumgartner moves from TSG Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig. The 23-year-old signed a contract until 2028 and it initially cost €24m. This makes it the second most expensive transfer for an Austrian player ever.

The guy from Waldviertel has spent his entire career with German club TSG Hoffenheim. Last season, he played in 33 out of 34 possible matches and had one game Seven goals and seven assists A big role in staying up late.

“just a good guy”

Baumgartner was quoted as saying, “I really wanted to go to a club where you can win trophies – and the team showed that with their second successive DFB Cup victory. I’m also really looking forward to the Champions League.” Club website.

RB Sports Director Max Eberl Baumgartner described it as “The Ultimate Dream Player”“Christophe is fast, dangerous and very intelligent. He has two feet and has an excellent shooting technique. With his skills and flexibility we get another element to our game. Plus, Baume is just a good guy – down to earth, curious, and ambitious.”

It could break Arnautović’s record

Now he is moving to RB Leipzig for 24 million euros and will be introduced to the Champions League for the first time next season. With potential bonus payments, his transfer fee could be It still rises to 27 million euros – By this he beats Marko Arnautovic and To transfer the Austrian record Become. In 2019, SIPG Shanghai transferred €25 million to West Ham United for the services of Austria’s top scorer.

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In Leipzig, familiar faces from the ÖFB team are waiting for him. Nicholas Seewald This summer he will move from Red Bull Salzburg to the sister team in Germany for 20 million euros, and it came only last year Xavier Schlager From VfL Wolfsburg to the Saxons.

From Waldviertel to the Bundesliga

Baumgartner spent his youth football initially at SV Horn and AKA St. Polten, before venturing to Germany at the age of 17 to join the youth team at TSG Hoffenheim. There prevailed among professionals. He made 121 games for Braisgauer. During that time, he scored 27 goals and assisted on another 17.

Baume has scored ten goals and four assists in 29 matches for the OFB men’s national team. Two important goals last Tuesday in the match against Sweden.