We're happy to announce just in time on Deadline Day the transfer of Patrick Schmidt to Barnsley Football Club. "Pipo" signed a 4-year contract and will play for the first time for a club outside of Austria. He joins from Admira Wacker where he came up from the club's academy. We would like to thank Admira for fulfilling Patrick's wish to join Barnsley.
That's a nice present for his 20th birthday. Christoph Baumgartner has extended his contract for two more years in Hoffenheim and is now tied to the club until 2023. The Austrian U21 National Team Player who joined the German side from AKA St. Pölten in 2017 made his Bundesliga debut last season. We wish Baumi all the best!
Welcome back to the Bundesliga, Markus Suttner! Brighton Albion and Fortuna Düsseldorf have reached an agreement so that Markus can sign a new 1-year deal with Fortuna Düsseldorf. Markus had already joined Düsseldorf on loan in the winter transfer window but is now looking forward to play a full season for them. We wish him all the best!
Austrian U21 National Team Player Philipp Lienhart has extended his contract with SC Freiburg for one year until 2022. Lienhart had attracted interest from several clubs in Germany and abroad after his strong performances in the U21 Euro 2019 but has now decided to stay in Freiburg. We're very happy for Philipp and wish him all the best for the upcoming season in the German Bundesliga.
Welcome back in Graz, Thorsten Röcher! SK Stum Graz and FC Ingolstadt 04 have reached an agreement on a one-year loan with a buy-option today. Thorsten will thus return to his former club and play in the Austrian Bundesliga again. We would like to thank both clubs for finding a solution and honoring the wishes of the player.
We are pleased to announce that 22-year old FC Admira Wacker defensive midfielder Wilhelm "Willi" Vorsager has signed a representation contract with GRASS IS GREEN. Willi is a promising young player who has featured regularly for Admira and the Austrian Youth National Teams. Welcome, Willi!
We are delighted to announce that Florian Grillitsch has prematurely extended his contract with TSG Hoffenheim until June 30th 2022. Grillitsch has been a key player for Hoffenheim since his arrival from Bremen in 2017 and scored the first goal ever for the club in the UEFA Champions League. He decided to extend his contract despite several offers from clubs in Germany and Europe. Flo is now looking forward to work with new coach Alfred Schreuder next season.
Roman Kerschbaum has signed a 3-year contract for Austrian Bundesliga club FC Flyeralarm Admira Wacker. The experienced 25-year old defensive midfielder shall lead the young squad of Admira and help them to succeed. We're excited to see you continue playing in the Bundesliga, Roman!
Goalkeeper talent and GIG Youngstar Vincent Müller has left 1.FC Köln after 12 years to sign his first professional contract in his young career. Vini will join German third division club Würzburger Kickers until 2021. All the best to Vini and we are looking forward to see his debut for the club soon.
Valentino Müller will leave SCR Altach to join Austrian club LASK Linz. Valentino is regarded as one of Austria's biggest talents and made his debut at age 17 in the Austrian Bundesliga. The defensive midfielder is looking forward to the next years in Linz and we wish him all the best.