Oskar Gluch takes off to sign in Salzburg (photo: Avi Rokah | video editing: Nir Chen)
"I played for Maccabi Tel Aviv all my life, so of course I'm excited to go somewhere else for the first time in my life. I spoke with Mons Davor and heard a lot of good things about Red Bull Salzburg."
This is what Oskar Gluch said today (Friday) to the official website of his new team, Red Bull Salzburg, after signing with Media for four and a half years.
Gloch, who will wear jersey number 37 and next season will switch to 10, continued: "I am eagerly waiting to play in my new team in front of the fans and I can't wait to meet my new teammates."
A little later, the midfielder did meet his new friends when he went to the first training session held in the snow and cold of minus 4 degrees.
Salzburg's official Twitter account tweeted several photos and wrote with a wink: "He still needs to get used to the weather."
Gloch (photo: official website, Red Bull Salzburg)
Oscar Gloch, Red Bull Salzburg player (photo: official website, Red Bull Salzburg)
Professional manager Christopher Freund said: "We are happy that Oscar chose us for his next step even though he had several other offers from big places. He is an excellent footballer who, despite his young age, already knows how to take a lot of responsibility on the pitch. Now, at the age of 18, he is entering a new atmosphere For the first time. We talked with him intensively about the way we play football and in the coming months Oscar will get the time he needs to get used to him and the club."
In recent weeks, as mentioned, Gloch received quite a few offers, but turned them all down.
Among other things, he was mentioned as a candidate for Barcelona, Benfica, Besiktas and a host of other senior teams.
In the ranks of Red Bull Salzburg, he should earn about 550 thousand euros per season, not including bonuses, in a contract for four and a half years.
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