Summary: Maccabi Tel Aviv - Maccabi Haifa 0:3 (Sport1)
The announcement of the acquisition of Oskar Gloch by Red Bull Salzburg looks like a matter of hours.
One of the leading development clubs in the world will pay 7 million euros to Maccabi Tel Aviv to acquire the 18-year-old diamond, and although the deal has not yet become official, it is already being analyzed in Austria from all kinds of directions.
The "Salzburger Nachtrichten" website analyzed the financial side of the deal, and are convinced that Red Bull got off cheap.
The professional manager Christoph Freund, who has a special sense for discovering young talents, put more than 100 million euros into the club's coffers in the last two transfer windows.
On the other hand, he spent only about 30 million euros on the purchase of players - and was left with a net profit of about 76 million - so the club has impressive reserves.
For comparison, in the two windows in question only two European teams earned more: Monaco with 115 million euros, and Ajax with 113 million.
"Salzburg was a little surprised by Gloch's price tag - only about 7 million euros. It was able to pay a much higher amount," it said.
Leidner passed, lost on the way.
Who's next in line? (Photo: Barney Ardov)
As mentioned above, Freund is considered a leader in his field.
Since he was appointed sporting director of the Red Bull in 2015, the team has sold 23 players for over 10 million euros.
In total, the team sold players for 516 million, and spent only 147 million.
The signing of Gloch, proud of Austria, proves how much Freund has made the club a household name for young players.
"Barcelona also wanted Gloch, but he preferred Red Bull. This proves that Freund is one of the best professionals in Europe."
One way or another, it seems that many teams in Austria are trying to imitate the working patterns of Red Bull and Freund, and lately they are betting more and more on young players especially with the aim of improving them and selling them for a large profit.
The Austrian media checked and found that in the current transfer window, 75 percent of the players who were added to teams in the Austrian league from abroad, are between the ages of 19 and 22. In the January window, only four players over the age of 23 were added. 20. Leidner did arrive on loan from Olympiakos, so his sales potential is non-existent, but in Austria it is estimated that Austria Wien will have the option of acquiring him in the summer under such and such conditions, which will change the picture.
In any case, the bottom line is clear: the Austrian league is slowly becoming a development league, and not We will be surprised if in the near future more leading talents from Israel will follow Gloch and Leidner.
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