Oskar Gluch takes off to sign in Salzburg (photo: Avi Rokah | video editing: Nir Chen)
Oskar Gloch is scheduled to make an unofficial debut tonight (Saturday) at Red Bull Salzburg, who are currently meeting Sloven Bratislava for a friendly match.
The diamond, who moved from Maccabi Tel Aviv for 7 million euros, started the game (which was held in the format of two 60-minute halves) on the bench.
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Salzburg is ranked first in the Austrian league after 16 rounds, with 39 points - six more than Ström Graz.
The official debut of the Israeli prodigy may be held next Thursday, in the cup match against Strom Graz.
"We are happy that Oscar chose us for his next step even though he had several other offers from big places," said professional manager Christian Freund last night.
"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 it and to 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,
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