Major events in world football: rumors and official player change.
Wiener Austria has loaned a young professional player from Liverpool at Pelle Cometiu. The 19-year-old defender will be coming to Violet on a one-year loan, as they announced on Thursday. Koumetio, with a height of 1.95 meters, played for the “Reds” U-23 team last season Premier League 2. The Frenchman also participated in the UEFA Youth League. In December 2020, he played for Liverpool in the Champions League.
In addition, Vienna Marco Raguz of iron Lask Come on. The 24-year-old signed a contract with the Viennese until 2026, as announced at the start of the European Cup, Wednesday. Confidentiality has been agreed to on the conditions of carriage. Kronzenstung (Wednesday’s edition) had earlier reported that Austria had transferred 1.3 million euros to Ragos. The striker was under contract with LASK until 2024.
“It was clear to me that Austria was the only option in Austria,” Ragoz said in a statement from his new club. “I feel that something is developing here.” The 1.92-meter-tall man was off track in November 2020 with a torn cruciate ligament, having made a convincing performance in the Europa League, and has even been considered for assignments with the national team. Since his serious injury, the former U21 player has been unable to gain a foothold.
Ilsanker goes to Italy
The transfer from Austrian footballer Stefan Ilsanker to Italian football club Genoa is a done deal. According to Ilsankers Sportmanagement on Thursday, the 33-year-old has signed a two-year contract with the Ligurians, who have just been relegated to the second division. “The club wants an immediate promotion and I want to help this traditional club play successful football again in Serie A,” the midfielder explained.
Is Bill going home?
Gareth Bale can go back to his hometown. His clients confirmed to the BBC on Wednesday that they were in talks with English club Cardiff City. The 32-year-old’s contract with Champions League winners Real Madrid expires at the end of June. The striker was born in Cardiff. According to the report, Bale’s management was also negotiating with other clubs.
Bale, who took the final European card for the Qatar World Cup with Wales by beating Austria and Ukraine in the qualifiers, was once the most expensive player in the world to join Real Madrid and was there in nine years winning 19 titles – including five in the Champions League . His relationship with the club and the fans had deteriorated over the past few years.
Mane has officially arrived in Munich
The transfer from star Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich is perfect. Following the agreement between Munich and Liverpool in tough transfer negotiations, the 30-year-old goalkeeper secured a three-year contract until June 30, 2025 with the German record champion. Bayern confirmed this on Wednesday. According to the news, the transfer fee of Munich amounts to 32 million euros for the Senegalese to Liverpool. The amount could go up to 41 million due to some bonuses.
“We are convinced that Sadio Mane will bring a lot of joy to our fans in the coming years with his amazing style of play. He is ambitious and eager to win more titles. This package is very, very strong. With the players, like at Bayern Munich, all big goals are possible,” said CEO Oliver Kahn. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic is happy to have a “new world star” at Bayern Munich, “Sadio Mane is a perfect match for Bayern football under Julian Nagelsmann’s leadership,” he said.
Rapid makes a bad purchase from Kitagawa
Rapid allows his flop Koya Kitagawa to return home after three years. The Bundesliga football club announced, Sunday, that the 25-year-old Japanese player is returning to his home country and former club Shimizu S-Pulse a year before the expiration of his contract. In 72 matches for Hütteldorfer Kitagawa scored seven goals. It was agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.
“Of course we expected more from him in the end and therefore we are disappointed that he has not been able to reach his full potential at Rapid,” said Zoran Barisic, Rapid’s sporting director.
WAC signs captain U19
Wydad team acquired the services of the captain of Austria U19s Erwin Umec. The 19-year-old defensive midfielder is on the move from Juventus Turin to Carinthians after three and a half years with the youth team. Omic has signed a three-year contract with Lavanttal. Born in Upper Austria, he is currently with ÖFB-U19 at the European Championship in Slovakia, where the opening match against European Championship favorites England will take place on Sunday (8pm / ORF Sport + live). Omic’s contract with Juventus was due to expire at the end of the month.
Burgstaler is back in Rapid
Guido Burgstaller returns to Rapid. The Bundesliga football club announced its completion on Saturday after the transfer of the former ÖFB player was already expected. The 33-year-old from Carinthia has signed a two-year contract at Hütteldorf and will return to Vienna with the credentials of a striker who has proven himself in Germany. In his stops at Nuremberg, Schalke 04 and more recently St. Pauli, Bergstaller scored 97 goals and 38 assists in 246 matches.
Mane change to Bayern apparently fixed
According to media reports, the transfer of Liverpool star Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich is fixed. The two clubs agreed on Friday to transfer the national footballer from Senegal such as Sky, “Bild” and Sport 1, it was reported. The German record champions must therefore pay a transfer fee of 32 million euros plus a maximum of nine million euros in bonuses for the 30-year-old.
Thus, the former Salzburg attacking man was awarded a three-year contract with Munich. Bayern Munich sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic had previously traveled to Liverpool for talks.
Xaver Schlager moves to Leipzig
German club RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga has acquired the services of Austrian team player Xaver Schlager. The two clubs announced on Friday that the 24-year-old midfielder was poached by league rivals Wolfsburg and given him a contract until 2026. Schlager moved from RB’s sister club Salzburg to VfL in 2019 and was under contract there until 2023. So , Lower Saxony rumored to have received a transfer fee of twelve million euros.
Schlager could replace compatriot Konrad Laimer in Leipzig. According to various media, the midfielder wants to leave the club. Laimer has been linked to Bayern Munich and Manchester United for some time.
Schlager had to endure serious injuries twice during his time at Wolfsburg. He broke his ankle first in 2019, then in August 2021 a cruciate ligament tear was added of all things in the match against Leipzig. He celebrated his comeback only at the beginning of March. In his three years in the green and white shirt, he made 81 competitive matches, scoring three goals and nine assists.
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